ArtistMarkTimothyMark Timothy was born February 1966 and raised by a single mother and his older sister in Long Beach, California. Having a free spirited teenage mom at the end of the 60's exposed Mark to lots of music and art at an early age. "Rock & Roll was always in our house along with a fantastic vibe of feeling completely free to do anything I wanted."
Circa 1982 Mark became emerged in the Punk Rock music scene in Long Beach. Attracted to the "non-conformist" "don't tell me what to do" attitude; the message of the music would plant the seeds for Mark's future of doing things his own way. Experiencing independence and freedom as a child and adolescent allowed him to become a man who today knows no limitations when it comes to setting his personal goals in life and creating his art.
Mark taught himself video editing in 2003 and then won an award in 2005 for a controversial music video that he produced for underground Punk Band "Double Zero" titled "WWIII". This video became significant and trend setting. Although this was the only music video he ever made, Mark's unique editing style and application of media content was immediately noticed on YouTube and copied by major music video producers and then soon appeared in music videos on MTV worldwide.
Mark feels complimented when his ideas and concepts are copied by others and are successful. "This definitely wasn't the first time.”
With no formal training in art, Mark learned about applying creative techniques in the 90‘s from an underground artist and fashion photographer Kyle Martin who told him that "Whatever everyone else is doing and tells you to do,
you should do exactly the opposite and then you might come up with something good."
Mark’s latest innovation is his production of abstract photographs which he makes using his own non-traditional application of a traditional photographic technique. HIs abstract works are very dynamic in that they are actual photographs of real life objects and places that appear to be something else from another world or dimension.
“I’m capturing light as it exists in reality and using it as a raw material for my unreal creations.”
“It’s like painting with colors of light that pour in through the lens and I have 2 seconds to manipulate its landing on the photograph, capturing light that continues to move in a space where time has stopped.”