2014 Adelaide Parklands Art Prize Entry and flnalist entry.
The Secret Garden
Specialising in Australian Fine Art Landscape Photography using High Dynamic Range technology and also Cityscape, Architecture, Motor Cars and Photographic Compositions.
Mark was born in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia and he currently resides in Murray Bridge on the River Murray in South Australia. Mark has also spent 21 years living in Sydney, most of it working as an internet developer and designer and working for some great companies such as Optus, Vogue Magazine, News Corporation, Fairfax, Reserve Bank and others.
Mark was diagnosed with Early Onset Parkinson’s disease in 1994 at the age of 34 and has been living with PD ever since and has now taken up his long time passion for photography.
THE ADELAIDE HILLS MAGAZINE - SPRING 2013
Light Fantastic: As a fan of Sir Hans Heysen's work, I was intrigued that our Gallery photographer Mark Richards is inspired to emulate Heysen's use of light and colour. If you check out Mark's landscapes on his website you'll see that he goes a long way to achieving his goal. But the super-enhanced composites are also testament to Heysen's skill: Richards uses 21st century processing power to achieve what Heysen captured with a brush. By Noel Probert, The Adelaide Hills Magazine Spring 2013.
Mark was selected as a finalist in the 2007 Canon Photo5 Competition and as a finalist in the 2008 United Kingdom Digital Photographer of the Year. He has exhibited artwork (pencil drawings) in San Francisco 1998 and has had a small photographic exhibition in Sydney and has had work selected by the ‘Gene Pool’ which was displayed in Federation Square, Melbourne in September 2008. He has exhibited photographic works as part of the South Australian Living Arts Festival for the past 3 years and had his first solo exhibition at the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery in December 2012 through February 2013. More recently Mark had one of his composite photographic images selected and exhibited at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation, July through August 2013 in Adelaide, South Australia.