Mark Mizgala’s ‘Artist Portrait’ Series.

I’ve been a fan of Mark Mizgala’s work since my days in art school (OCAD). Although we’ve been in the same industry for decades, it wasn’t until recently that I finally got to meet Mark in person. I’ve always heard many wonderful things about him, so I wasn’t surprised that I immediately warmed up to him, like seeing a long-lost friend. I even told Mark that we’re like kindred spirits since we’re both into cameras, photography, art direction, and more importantly we both have a special place in our hearts for rabbits. He’s got a winking pink rabbit as his logo, for crying out loud.

When Mark reached out to have me be part of his ‘The Artists’ portrait series, I immediately said ‘yes’. What an honour to be part of this wonderful portrait series. Here are a few behind-the-scenes shots I took with my iPhone 15 Pro.

About the series from Mark Mizgala:

In this series, I invite artists to create small paintings on a sheet of glass. I then mount the prepared glass to the front of my camera lens and make portraits. Shooting through the artwork, plays of transparency and diffusion interact with the figures. My process involves collaboration, experimentation and a good measure of luck.

Portrait by Mark Mizgala | May 21 2024