Mark de Paola

Mark de Paola

Mark de Paola is a New York-based director and fine art photographer who works in the fashion, beauty, and celebrity sectors in both still and motion pictures. De Paola has shot countless campaigns, editorials, and covers for various noteworthy publications. He has seen his storytelling has also been translated across a broad range of television work, having directed nearly 700 spots.

His fine art photographic series, 60 Seconds, delves into a realm of abstract figures, fluidity, and poetic forms, which challenge and seduce the limits of motion contained within still images. With each photograph taken as a 60-second, handheld exposure, de Paola has discovered the connection between his physiological make up, the Leica M camera as a tool, and time—the unflinching competitor to the timeless image.

His most recent commercial works are the Art of Backstage, a worldwide collaboration with Aveda, as well as lectures and workshops including “Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition” at the Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco and “Photography Wide Open” with Leica Camera. Producing and directing multiple upcoming feature films— including Proof Film—as well as producing his own fine art portfolios, de Paola melds the crossroads between both fine art and commercial aesthetic.

Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Mark de Paola

Sep 242016

See the Bigger Picture: Defining Your Style as a Photographer in the Digital Age

Explore the art of photography through four unique perspectives unified by a legendary rangefinder camera: the Leica M.

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Sep 232016

Photography Wide Open

Stretch your imagination and prepare yourself for an incredible journey into the wide open world of photography with fashion and fine art photographer Mark de Paola. Using his wealth of still and motion imagery, Mark will demonstrate how his use of the Leica Noctilux allows him to dance on the threshold of exposure and minimum focus distances to render his style and approach to portraiture.

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