Mark WatsonBack to Ambassadors
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 :-)