About the Artist About the artist 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 experienceand 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 photographsand 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 cinematicfeel, drawing on his design background while studying at the Kansas City Art Institute. Mark enjoys photographing ordinary people who do interesting things. His work mixesa 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 isaffected with the passage of time and exploring family histories.