Mark Peterman explores narratives through photographs, film and multimedia.
Although his work is at home in the post-modern world it is very informed by history.
A desire to be creative on a daily basis fuels his curiosity about the human experience
and he documents things in sketchbooks as a way of remembering his life.
Since he was young, he has been recreating the world around him through photographs
and is continually refining his artistic vision by drawing on influences from music,
literature and art. Mark's work reflects a graphic, story-telling quality with a cinematic
feel, drawing on his design background while studying at the Kansas City Art Institute.
Mark enjoys photographing ordinary people who do interesting things. His work mixes
a produced look with an apparently ordinary moment, accomplished by an attention to
the details of lighting, props, styling, casting, sets, and backgrounds. Although he is
primarily a still photographer, he has recently started incorporating multi-media and
motion into his work. Recent project themes include examining how one's memory is
affected with the passage of time and exploring family histories.