A Landscape, Wildlife & Fine Art Photographer for 58 years, Mark has extensively traveled the world chasing his photographic visions.
Mark runs Mark Hilliard, ATELIER, his private digital and darkroom studio in Pawleys Island, SC where he practices fine art nature, landscape and Wabi/Sabi images.
Mark specializes in Large & Medium Format film photography and creates ALTERNATIVE prints with his Van Dyke Brown and Platinum/Palladium printing. This is a process from the 1840's where the emulsion is made by hand and coated directly onto special hand made paper with a brush or glass rod, dried and exposed in a UV light box. Then developed in several chemical baths. You can see examples of this in the WORK tab above!
While Mark shoots high resolution digital, but he loves working in Medium & Large format film as well. He has three 4x5 cameras and several medium format systems (see below). He processes and wet mount scans all of the negatives, both B&W and color. Samples of this film work can be seen in the WORK tab above! He tends to shoot about 80% in film.
Digital Camera Systems:
Fuji GFX 100 medium format digital system
Fuji GFX 100S medium format digital system
Fujinon GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR Lens
Fujinon GF 120mmF4 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens
Fujinon GF 100-200mm f/4 WR Lens
Medium Format Cameras:
Mamiya 645AFD ii Film Body
Mamiya 7ii 6x7 film system And Lens Family
Alveradi Panoral 670 Technical Medium Format View Camera System
Dayi 6x12 Panoramic Technical Medium Film system
Fuji GA645zi Film Body
Fuji GW690ii Film Body
Fuji GF670 Film Body
Large Format 4x5 View Cameras:
Shen Hao Cherry 4x5 Field Camera with various lenses
Polaroid 900 converted to 4x5 with 150mm lens
Polaroid 110B converted to 4x5 with 90mm lens
Hasselblad Xpan 24x36 & 24x65 pano film system with the 45mm and 90mm lenses
Petri 7S Film Body
Olympus XA Film Body
Olympus RC 35 Film Body
Epson 7900 Large Format Printer & Image Print RIP
Vacuum Chamber UV Exposure Unit 11x20
Vandyke Brown, Platinum/Palladium Prints