VPP's Annual Conference - Day 2 of 3 - Morning
Mark Mann is a celebrity and advertising photographer. He was born in Glasgow, where he lived until he went to study in the prestigious photographic program at Manchester Polytechnic. Before long, the recent graduate was assisting innovative fashion photographers Nick Knight and Miles Aldridge, learning the ropes and building his own body of work. Three years later, Mark started shooting on his own, relocating to New York City.
Mark’s editorial work has appeared in Esquire, Men’s Health, Vibe, Spin, Fortune, Billboard, Parade and Complex, among others. He has shot countless celebrities, including Robert Redford, Michael Douglas, Iggy Pop, Jack Black, the Black Eyed Peas, Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Rihanna, Queen Latifah, Simon Baker, Stevie Wonder, Bradley Cooper, Willie Nelson, Sean Connery, John Hamm and Jennifer Hudson. Mark has amassed a sizable advertising portfolio, as well. His clients run the gamut: Reebok, Adidas, Hennessy, Bombay Sapphire, Pepsi, Gillette, Vitamin Water, NHL, Zumba, Ford, Chrysler and Svedka to name a few.
In this interview-style workshop, we invite you to meet Mark Mann, a humble yet celebrated photographer who has photographed a wide range of some of our most iconic public figures including President Barak Obama. He says, “In this workshop, I hope to explain a little of my process by show and tell, do a live lighting demonstration with a couple of simple but effective setups and answer your questions if I can (please don’t ask any hard ones).”
Join us for a conversation with this creative who enjoys the challenges and rewards of lifelong learning.
Conference Weekend Schedule at a Glance:
SATURDAY - March 5, 2022 - In-Person Classes & Banquet
9:00a-12:00p – Mark Mann: What makes a portrait a portrait?
1:00-4:00p – Colby McLemore: How to create a love affair with your blog
6p – Banquet
7p – Presentation & Awards (both in-person & live streamed)
SUNDAY - March 6, 2022 - Virtual Classes
9:00a-11:00a – Leslie Andrews: How to Start and Grow your Photography Business
12:00p-2:00p – Monica Sigmon: The Artist Project