Mark Mawson Photographer

Generally, good results are achieved when difficult works are completed. While it is difficult to photograph a moving object, the liquids with unpredictable movements are much more difficult, but the results are even more spectacular. I talked with Advertising Photographer Mark Mawson who specialized in Liquid Photography.

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Every year the small but buzzing principality of Monaco plays host to a prestigious award that celebrates innovation and groundbreaking international projects in the sphere of art and science. The Futurum Award Monaco is now in its 6th year, having been founded by architect Kawther Al-Abood to bring recognition to young artists and scientists. Each year, HSH Prince Albert II, Honorary President of Futurum and an active supporter of art in Monaco, attends an evening designed to honor the contribution of one outstanding pioneer combining art and new technology.

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All images by Mark Mawson. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Ever been curious about getting experimental with food photography? The genre can yield some pretty interesting results with some out-of-the-box approaches. Case in point is the clever project by Gabriella Marks which put the spotlight on the produce rather than scrumptious dishes. Let’s look at another fine example in this a simple yet fun abstract exercise by London-based photographer Mark Mawson using coffee and milk captured in high speed

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Known for her arresting advertising and editorial photography (as seen in Playboy and The Wall Street Journal), Seattle-based photographer Melissa O'Hearn is happiest when she's on set experimenting with colleagues and color. We sat down with Melissa recently to see how she feeds her creativity on and off set.

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We may not be ready to say goodbye to long, sunny days but we are ready for pumpkin pancakes, heirloom tomatoes and fresh zucchini.

What better way to welcome the fall equinox than with a recent bounty of beautiful food photography from Sarah Flotard. Known for their commitment to the very best quality local, organic foods, client PCC Community Markets wanted their fall campaign to celebrate the joys of coming together as a community to grow, cook and eat seasonal foods.

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Elke Van De Velde, known for her dynamic playful work recently joined with art director Irina Scott, wardrobe stylist Michele Andrews and hair and makeup artist Heidi Hymark to create a fashion story in-studio. "We wanted a modern story with really interesting looking models," says Elke. We found the look we were after with some models from SMG and Heffner. We all came away from the shoot super happy. You can see more from Elke online at

Portland Photographer George Barberis

Portland photographer George Barberis embarked on a new image campaign last month for client Little Garage Shop., I am sure you will agree the images are simply magnificent. LGS Studio is a contemporary ceramics company founded by Thomas Renaud & Noel Hennessy. "The client's wanted strong graphic images of product to show the natural and architectural design elements and textures inherent in their designs," says George. We chose to use strong colorful backgrounds and a sense of humor to show off the sculptural bowls and vases. I am super happy with the result and so were my clients." says Barberis. More images from George can be found at or

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I am pleased to announce that commercial interior and food photographer R. Brad Knipstein has launched a new website. For those of you who've launched your own websites, you already know this is no easy feat, especially for a photographer as prolific as Brad. In fact, Brad edited down more than 1,000 images to showcase a selection that best represents his work. “I have the opportunity to shoot so many wonderful interiors and exteriors for clients, advertising agency and designers. It’s really hard to narrow them down,” says Brad. “With my new website, I try to focus on those images that really capture the sense of a place and tell a story.”

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Last month I had the pleasure of traveling with stylist Molly Hurd and photographer George Barberis to Joshua Tree where we were planning a gorgeous test shoot. Molly and George had been wanting to work together for a long time and finally, the stars aligned. Normally, I don’t travel on shoots—though I wish I did more often. I was happy to leave my office and Seattle’s record-breaking “snowmageddon” for a warmer climate.

With the mood boards completed, shot lists outlined and spring wardrobes packed, we headed south to Palm Springs. We arrived in the desert city under cloudy skies and light sprinkles. Given the northwest winter chill we’d left behind, Palm Springs’ 60 degrees and a light mist seemed balmy.