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I have been involved in the arts since I began studying the trumpet in grade school in 1968. When you first start out with a musical instrument, things don’t sound much like art. With all of those boring scales and sour notes, the battle is with technique and stamina. Once the technical battles are overcome, the objective is to create art. My goal has always been the pursuit of the magic of composition, whether in music or photography. There is a mysterious moving power in composition, and that is what I look for in every photograph I create. This is an uncommon approach to Photography.

My artistic training started at age nine with private instruction at my home in New Jersey, and continued through Music school just outside of Philadelphia. From there the school of hard knocks took my trumpet and me all over Europe with The Glenn Miller Orchestra. There I learned how to play with some seasoned New York and European musicians. One friend on the band had played with Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, and others. I was mesmerized hearing the stories of traveling with The Duke on the band bus. My fellow Jazz Musicians are definitely an interesting bunch. Mostly they are driven to achievement in their Art form. They are driven to be the best technically and artistically. Above all, we are driven to be unique artists.

During my travels with the Orchestra I bought my first 35mm film camera. Just like a musical instrument, the camera is a highly technical instrument that takes years to master. Initially, this makes it difficult to see the camera as an artistic tool. However, once you see an inspiring Fine Art Print, you realize there is no difference between a camera and a violin, or a camera and a trumpet. They are just tools that we use to create magic.

While continuing to learn the camera on the side, and play music, I went to work with a friend in Philadelphia in the Graphic Arts business. We were on the cutting edge of technology, using computers to do graphic design and process film for commercial printing.

During my ten years in Graphic Design and Printing I learned about color and how to develop and process film. There were no consumer digital cameras in those days, but it was during this time that the first version of Photoshop came out - The Digital Darkroom. It was a great experience to work with traditional film and yet work closely with new computer technology. No one would have thought that the film camera could be unseated by these new digital cameras, but as they say, the rest is history.

I moved to Texas in 1987, and currently live just outside of Dallas. I still play trumpet, but the majority of my creative energies are now dedicated to creating art through photography. My objective is not to take a lot of photographs, but to find and create the most powerful and magical compositions that I can, and then to produce the highest quality Fine Art Print possible.

From 2008-2010 I studied Art in Landscape Photography with artist Alain Briot. The learning never ends!

I am currently a Fulltime Professional Artist.

 

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Mark Esposito