XXII. Mark Mahaney

Mark Mahaney graduated from SCAD in 2001 with a BFA in Photography and I’m glad he did.

His colors and tones blow me away more than any other photographer on this list.

Photo of Mahaney.

Photo of Mahaney.

I really love the stories he finds to photograph like the ones of the nuns who grow marijuana. It’s such an interesting topic that the photos lend themselves to be great. Or photos of the chef cooking and prepping food.. he could have easily done a basic kitchen shot, but had a line of light come right across the food and the hand. This gives the viewer a different experience below the shadow and in the highlight. We experience color differently when the light is cut in half of the shot.