Mark Gillies is a documentary photographer with an interest in press work based in Glasgow, Scotland. Mark's photographic journey began as a past time shooting 35mm street photography, this has now transformed into a vocation to document life. Currently studying photography at a degree level to focus on technical and creative aspects of photography. Mark was awarded student of the year in 2020 from West College Scotland, Paisley.
Mark strives to document moments faithfully and authentically, seeking to create a genuine relationship between photographer and subject. Communicating stories through visual imagery is Mark’s main aim, focusing heavily on people and their personal stories. Finding interesting stories and people to document is Mark's most enjoyable past time.
Photography is the perfect justification for Mark to meet and interact with new people and reveal their stories. Creating visual documents of people has been an essential component to Mark's growth and has shaped his honest and individual style. Over the next few years Mark aims to complete university and carry out personal projects, aiming to also work with other photographers in Glasgow and begin to start making images as a profession.