Mark Reierson

I was born and raised in Calgary, art has been a part of my life from an early age in one form or another from sketching to woodworking and later graphic design. My desire to create in an artistic manner was rekindled by my art instructors while completing my business degree several years ago.

In 2014 I stepped into the world of street photography, focusing on street portraiture with my 100 Strangers book project, which was published in the fall of 2015. The project challenged both my skill as a photographer as well as my introverted personality. 100 Strangers has bridged into a continuing street portraiture project as the lead photographer for Humans of Calgary.

Using both traditional film, along with darkroom printing techniques and modern digital technology, I am drawn to interesting faces and gestures, the juxtaposition of light and shadow, line and form. Taking inspiration from fleeting moments on the street,  I restlessly pursue the elusive, ever-shifting, urban light and tiny moments while wandering the Core during my sacred lunch hour. While documenting the street and citizens forms the basis of my method, I strive to transform the ordinary and the overlooked, presenting my vision of the city as my camera sees it.

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Between Dust and Sky: Ward Rosin and Mark Reierson
Excuse Me May I? - Reflections of a Street Portraitist - Mark Reierson (or at The Camera Store - SOLD OUT)

Citizen of the World - Humainologie, 1514 7 St SW, Calgary, AB: April 2019 - Ongoing
Disclosure - Feather Gallery: Feb 1 - Mar 19
Shear Image in NW Calgary: 2016-2018

In Print/Web:
Seities: {Theme:Portrait}
PhotoLife Magazine:  Emerging Photographer 2016
Edge of Humanity Magazine

November 29, 2018: Street Shots - Creative Oasis
October 15, 2018: Street Shots - Take a Walk
June 13, 2018: Street Shots - Seeing
June 5, 2018: Shutter Time - Episode 197 »» The Black Couch Sessions
December 31, 2017: Shutter Time - Episode 176 »» Our Artistic Calling with Mark Reierson
September 25, 2017: Shutter Time - Episode 169 »» Photography Project with Mark Reierson + Ward Rosin
Apr 11, 2016: Vision: Shutter Time with Sid and Mac; Episode 132
Oct 12, 2015: The Chosen Image: Shutter Time with Sid and Mac; Episode 119
Apr 2, 2015 Valerie Jardin: Street Focus; Episode 28
Mar 14, 2015 Sid and Mac: Shutter Time with Sid and Mac; Episode 104
Nov 26, 2014: Paul Griffiths: Photography ‘live and uncut’; Episode 32

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