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Mark Watson

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Name: Mark Watson

Photography Genre: Outdoor, Action, Adventure

Hometown: Sydney, Australia

Resides: Sydney, Australia

Career Highlight #1: ... wherever my next project will take me

Career Highlight #2: Backcountry Camping on a remote Alaskan Glacier shooting Big Mountain Skiing for a week... EPIC!

Career Highlight #3: Being invited as one of the first seven Nikon Ambassador’s in Australia

Favorite BLACKRAPID product Double - Breath

Age you took your first photo? What camera did you use? 12 Years old, Kodak Instamatic 110

When did you realize that you wanted to be a professional photographer? 1998, I already had a scientific photography degree, but I began photographing skiers and snowboarders and mountain bikers and realised this is what I wanted to do

Who inspires you? Everybody, The athletes I photograph, photographically... Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk, Steve McCurry

What camera do you use to capture most of your work? Nikon D5 or Nikon D850

If I could photograph anyone in the world, alive or deceased, it would be…. Muhammad Ali

What do you do when not taking photos? Surf, Mountain Bike, Drink Cafe Latte’s in the morning and Pinot Nior in the evening

Favorite place on Earth? wherever I haven’t been yet.

One piece of advice for someone at the beginning stages of their photography career? Don’t listen to the naysayers!

How do you "Live The Moment"? If in doubt... say yes, then worry about what you’ve signed up for afterwards :-)

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