Mark is a full-service provider of studio and location photography for individuals, families, businesses and publications.  He combines passion, artistic expression and technical skill to create evocative images for clients and personal work.


Mark primarily photographs people and their relationships with community, culture and nature.  He works in the San Juan Islands, northwestern Washington state, and wherever travels take him.  In his personal work, he creates graphic fine-art images based on simple, emotive themes.  Mark also uses the digital dark room to creatively push the boundaries of traditional photography.


Mark is based on the San Juan Island in Washington State, where he has a fully equipped studio. He started his business, Photography by Mark Gardner, on San Juan Island in 2006.  He has created images ranging from portraits for families, location images for resorts and studio shots for artists.  He's published a coffee-table book, Images of the San Juan Islands, and a how-to book on outdoor and travel photography with Art Wolfe.  Books, note cards and prints are available through the San Juan Islands page of this site.  He provides stock images of the San Juan Islands and the Salish Sea through his website   Mark also loves to help others develop their creative voice through photography.


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Photography by Mark Gardner

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