References for previous theatre (+other) photography
Cheshire West Voluntary Arts Network
"Mark did a great job documenting the Community and Voluntary Arts Awards for us. His beautiful photographs gave a great flavour of the evening and have proven to be a wonderful resource. We were able to use them in press releases to celebrate the event, to share with the award winners as a lovely memento and as a tool to promote the 2024 event and call out for nominations."
Emma Knight, Arts Development Officer
Tip Top Productions
"Mark is an exceptionally talented theatre photographer. We have enjoyed an excellent professional relationship for many years and he consistently demonstrates an extraordinary level of professionalism and creativity. Mark has a keen eye for capturing the essence of live performances, translating the energy and emotion of the moment into wonderful visual imagery. His ability to anticipate key moments and frame shots with precision is brilliant; he has an innate talent for preserving the magic of live theatre in his pictures.
I wholeheartedly recommend Mark for any theatre photography project. His work speaks for itself."
Steve Davies, Artistic Director, Tip Top Productions
Queen's Park High School
"Mark's professionalism and skill with the camera enabled some incredible action shots to be taken during our most dramatic moments of the production. His ability to adapt and work in a range of stage lighting resulted in some amazing shots, each one capturing moments that said so much about the story and really helped us to sell the show to our prospective audience. His ability to work without distracting the performers on stage was excellent; we hardly knew he was there. He exuded patience and artistic flair which, when working with a young cast, is essential. I would whole heartedly recommend his services to any company, amateur or professional, if outstanding photography is required."
Matt Yeoman, Assistant Headteacher, Queen's Park High School
Ashton Hayes Theatre Club
"Over the years Mark has helped Ashton Hayes Theatre Club boost ticket sales with his exceptional dress rehearsal photos. He has an extraordinary ability to capture the drama, emotion and joy of every scene he shoots. If you want to capture some fantastic memories of your show I can't think of anyone more qualified to do the job, he's not intrusive and on top of that he's a really lovely guy."
Yvette Owen, Artistic Director, AHTC
Disley Theatrical Productions
“I have worked with Mark now in various guises for 6 years, and there is nobody I’d trust more to deliver high-quality theatrical photographs.
In theatre, the lighting is ever-changing and the actors are ever-moving, but despite these obvious challenges, Mark’s skill with a camera and experience in those settings means he is able to provide exactly what we need - exciting shots that depict the stories.
Most recently, he photographed our production of “tick, tick… BOOM!” in Chester and really captured the essence of what our show was about. With Mark’s photos, we were able to really boost ticket sales in our final week.
With professionalism and reliability at his core, he never fails to deliver exceptional action shots in a seriously impressive timeframe."
Luke Disley, Producer, Disley Theatrical Productions