Interview Mark Yaggie

I’m pleased to see  a new generation of people embracing analog technology, big cameras, and printing their own work. 

Name: Mark Yaggie
Hometown: I was born and raised in San Diego California, but I live in Portland Maine.
Type of camera(s): Various medium format cameras, view camera.
Website: markyaggie.com

What gives you inspiration?

Most recently I’m very inspired by all the young photographers that are treating photography as a craft and maintaining a traditional approach to the art form. We all live in a digital world and I’m not denying its relevance, but I’m pleased to see a new generation of people embracing analog technology, big cameras, and printing their own work. 

What are your influences?

American realist painters, especially Rockwell Kent,  Photographers wise, I always loved Albert Watson. His approach to lighting was so unique and he was untouchable as a printer… Irving Penn for compositions, and  20th century french street photographers, Robert Doisneau is my favorite. 

Why did you choose these photos? 

These are all images that I knew were special somehow when I was making them, and are a good representation of my work currently

What does photography mean to you?

Photography or at least good photography, for me, is the manifestation of the emotional connection to light.  There are pictures you take, or just things that you see that cause something in your brain to click. And right there you move up a level in understanding what light can do.

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