Born in Buffalo New York, Mark knew photography was the only profession for him shortly after picking up his fathers Pentax SLR at a young age. After studying photography and sculpture at Potsdam College in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State he moved back to Buffalo. There he worked for Reuter newswire service, the Niagara Gazette and the Greater Niagara News Group, The Bee Group newspapers and number of other commercial and editorial organizations covering breaking news like the Lackawanna Six Sleeper Cell and professional sports, the Buffalo Bills and Sabres.

In 2003 he moved back to the Adirondacks to shoot for the Watertown Daily Times, a small paper with a strong photo department know as New York's other times. There he covered international news along the boarder, breaking local news, and division 1 NCCA sports, including Clarkson and St.Lawrence universities hockey programs, and the Olympic training centers in Lake Placid.

In December 2004 he was embedded in Baghdad, Iraq with the 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division. 

The next stop was the greater New York City area freelancing for Reuters, The Star Ledger of Newark and a number of other commercial and editorial clients. 

Two weeks after the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010 he traveled with a reporter to cover the aftermath for AOL News and NPR's This American Life.

Commercially Mark started shooting art for book covers for companies including Scribner, Little Brown, Knopf and others. He was also shooting press events for companies like Rolls Royce, BMW, Delta Airline, AmBev and many others.

Currently mark still takes commercial and editorial assignments and is a senior photographer with Con Edison of New York where he does documentary, forensic work, video, photo illustrations and portraiture.