What Are You Thinking? Mark Ferrell
With more than 40 years of artistic experience that spans from street photographer, to custom photo lab pro, to lighting technician for concerts across the nation, Mark’s eye for impression is exceptional. His work has created opportunities with Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, and Duane Allman, while landing in Rolling Stone and Life magazines.
Just shy of participating as a U.S. Olympian track athlete in 1972 due to a major knee injury, Mark turned his attention to a life of photography and multimedia. He worked for one of the early pioneers in dye transfer photo labs making color separation negatives in the early 1970s in New York. His organization’s clients included major advertising agencies on Madison Avenue and galleries around the country.
Later, Mark was instrumental in capturing the essence of several San Francisco cultural events through his work while attending the San Francisco Art Institute. Those experiences fueled his entrepreneurial spirit. He went on to produce several image galleries for nonprofit organizations, corporations, and elected officials, in addition to those who are inspired by nature.
Mark recently amplified his knowledge from a life of coast-to-coast endeavors by earning an associate degree in Network Systems Administration from Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) in 2014. In 2015, he launched his own business, Eye Photograph, LLC. His extensive knowledge of the darkroom and the printing process and his exemplary talents have found a home in the Fox River Valley to serve the visual storytelling needs of individuals and organizations. He is a co-founder of Photo Opp, a non-profit who’s mission is to “develop a welcoming community and inspire life-long learning through the lens of a camera.”