Mark Hussein was a part-time photographer and full-time educator until 2006. Now a full-time free-lance landscape and fine-art photographer based in Bothell, Washington, Mark photographs the Western United States, Guatemala, Europe and Australia.
“My aunt, who had a photo studio in San Francisco, and my mother gave me a camera when I was 6 years old, and turned me loose in the mountains of southwest Montana – I’ve had a camera in hand ever since. I was influenced by the French Impressionist painters and the great American Black & White photographers, and I am drawn to the tranquility and grandeur of the natural environment where I can clear my thoughts and simply be with the scene. For years my work was done in 35mm and 4x5" film formats, but I have now moved into the digital world.”
Mark’s early work was included in “World in Focus”, an exhibition of photography designed to expand awareness of endangered environments and cultures. He has had many solo exhibitions throughout the Seattle area, and his photography has been featured in both the Edmonds and University Distract Art Walk Programs. Mark has taught classes in digital photography for the Puget Sound Educational Service District on Mt. Rainier, for the Creativity Inspiring Conservation program at the Seattle Aquarium, and has mentored students in digital photography for Youth in Focus. Mark currently teaches photography seminars for the Blue Mountain Land Trust Learning on the Land educational series in Walla Walla, and for the Waitsburg School of Landscape Photography.
Mark’s photography can be seen on Facebook at Mark Hussein Photography and at his web site, www.markhusseinphotography.com. It can also be viewed at Tsuga Fine Art & Framing, 10101 Main Street, in Bothell, Washington. He is available for commission work for both individuals and corporations.