Behind the artist…
Mark Tripp has been making photographic images since his late teens, eventually leading to become a deep seated passion by his mid-twenties. Juggling a day job, being a parent and raising a young family, together with his commitment to creating photographic images in whatever spare time was available soon became the norm. Over the years Mark has contributed to stock agents, both general and creative. As a result he has been published in books, educational material, magazines, newspapers, postcards, calendars and book covers, both in the UK and internationally. Additionally, Mark has a fine art collection of black and white works and has exhibited these works, also being awarded Honorary Spider Fellow in the nature category of the 7th annual B&W Spider Awards of 2012. After more than 20 years the passion for creating images has continued to develop and prevails today despite numerous set-backs.
Starting out photographing with 35mm film and finally turning digital in 2008, Mark had captured a variety of subjects in both colour and B&W, but one underlying theme has stood out and remained his main focus - nature and a love of animals and the outdoors. Originally from London born and raised, eventually moving further and further out, to the Essex coast in his mid-twenties, to finally settling down with his family on the edge of the tranquil East Suffolk forest areas, where wildlife and beautiful scenery is in abundance.
Looking to expand more creatively, in 2009 Mark began an experimental journey to create alternative nature images, something that would be a little different from the norm and with fine art very much in mind. A body of work that would successfully demonstrate the wonderful and often overlooked detail in bird feathers and in the process create unrecognisable, yet beautiful manifestations, rich in colour, texture, detail and form. This journey initially started as whole images, abstract elements taken in the same manner as general wildlife images, yet a focus on only a portion of the subject, to detail the colours, textures and design of feathers that are still attached to their host. Experimenting with different techniques to create images that would prevent initial identification of the bird species yet demonstrate vividly all the attributes originally sought, which organically evolved into a single process with careful selection of suitable and useable subject matter.
This collection is the result of that experimental journey….
Welcome to ….. FEATHERS
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