Tuesday, September 23, 2008

An American in Lebanon

Marc Nader took his first snapshot on the spur of the moment back in 1963 when he asked a friend to lend him his Kodak Brownie to take a picture of a regatta on a heavily overcast day. When he looked at the resulting 3x3 print of those colorful sails against that dark cloudy sky he was amazed at how such a simple plastic box could produce such a beautiful image. That was the very moment when photography became his second passion [Marc is also a music writer].

In 1970, he graduated from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris and decided to embrace photography as his full time career. Ever since, for almost 40 years, Marc has been a commercial and fashion photographer in France, Lebanon, and the US. But he considers himself primarily a fine art imager with his eyes always open to the beauty around him waiting to be captured. He also teaches photography in the Department of Architecture & Design at the American University of Beirut.

You can see more of Mark's work here

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