About Steve Marks
Hello all and welcome to my website (which is still very much "Under Construction", hence a few galleries that
I haven't loaded any photos into yet).
My name is Steve Marks, and I'm a New Zealander who's been wandering the globe for the last half decade
(although usually living in friendly Chalk Farm, London, in between wanders ;-). That's me over to the right,
outside Suwon International Football Stadium in SouthKorea back during the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
I first developed an interest in photography back in Wellington, New Zealand, after admiring the photographic
work of a friend. I found an old, fully manual Minolta for sale in the Trade and Exchange which I took on my
first lot of travels through Asia and on to London for the first time. I've since spent the last 5 years making
London my home and going on periodic wanders mainly around Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North
Africa but with occasional wanders elsewhere.
I made the conversion from film to digital back in 2006. These days I shoot with a Canon EOS 5d - it cost a few
pennies but its a great piece of kit. Although I held on to my Canon EOS 30, so on those occasions I do feel
like shooting off a nice roll of slide film I still can. My principal lense is the Canon 28-135 lense, although I love
using my wide angle 16-35mm Mk II lense as well. I also have a fixed focal length f2.8 100mm lense, and a
75-300mm zoom lense as well.
I enjoy keeping a pretty varied approach to my wanderings - from trekking through the Moroccan Sahara to
skiing in Bulgaria, from sleeping in a bamboo hut in Laos with only a communal hole in the ground for a toilet
to the ritzyness of Cannes and St Tropez on the south coast of France, from riding a snow-mobile across a
glacier in Iceland to exploring Crusader Castles in the hills of Syria.... I've liked the word "eclectic" since I first
learnt what it meant and I like it more each year ;-)
You can email me here: steve [at] stevemarksphotography [dot] com
I also have a blog that I wrote over my recent 7-month mission through Central America: