Self Portrait of Mark Ellison of NYC Photo Studio

Who is Mark Ellison

Hey, I’m Mark Ellison. I’m a photographer, cinematographer, and part-time superhero enjoying life in the apex of the East Coast. For me, NYC is the last stop on a series of stops and stays all over the place. No matter where I go, I’m fighting bad guys and taking their headshots as I go.

Even though my first love is photography and cinematography, I enjoy the finer things in life: Converse sneakers and my favorite Black Six Hoodie, old-school hip hop music, cigars from the DR, cold Hefeweizens, and a thick book on HTML5 and PHP (I am Computer Science major… just saying).

Mark Ellison NYC Photo Studio My Approach Page Image

My Approach

My approach to photography and cinematography is natural, low-key and spontaneous. I prefer to photograph candidly instances and emotions as they occur versus constantly posing and forcing unnatural mannerisms and emotions. I believe this creates images that tell a story in an authentic, honest and unhurried way but more importantly, with a point of view that’s unmistakably unique.

The benefit of this approach is that my photography tends to be a very emotional and subjective, conscious experience. When I photograph you, I want to capture the real you. At the same time, I want each of my images to distinguish itself from a pile of images on a casting director’s desk, a gallery of thumbnails online, or from a sea of magazine covers at your local newsstand.