The Artist- Mark Nicholas Burack
I had my first 35 MM camera and darkroom at the age of 11 and have loved photography and developing photographic prints since that time. Despite spending a lot of time in this world as a corporate "suit" once I reached 25 I always had professional equipment and skill set despite being an amateur until 2003. At that time my corporate career stopped abruptly with ill health so I had to use my photography skills to make a living and since then I have been fortunate enough to shoot over 500 weddings, events, commercial shoots and portrait sessions even while continuing my corporate and consulting career.
That experience illuminated my view of this world and the gave me an excellent education on people, families, culture and the details of just about all religious ceremonies. It gave me a new appreciation for how beautiful the people that live on this planet can be - no matter what body, family or place their souls were born into. This experience has helped me evolve and I keep evolving. I am an old soul fascinated with time and have seen through many eyes. I use photography to capture time and I call what I do Reality Based Art because no matter how I transform the image I create, it is based on me being there and sharing a place, a connection and a moment in time with my subjects. I see my photography as a beautiful way to capture my subjects and transform those portraits into highly detailed, beautifully printed Fine Art Prints and it gives me great pleasure and pride in knowing those special images will be treasured. To me Reality Based Art is very different from most conventional art forms produced by hand - as they are imagined. For me, the most effective way to capture my Clients favorite person, thing they love to do, pet or place they love is my Reality Based Art. It is a highly effective way to create Art with meaning and an emotional connection. That is why, for me the phrase "You as Art" has so much meaning over time.
My Collections. Though my specialty is creating spectacular images for my clients and transforming them into exquisitely made large scale prints for their home, office or business, I also offer both my original, signed Work as Fine Art Prints and my super high resolution Toronto and Area centric Historic Maps and Print reproductions (see Collections). I believe it is both fun and impressive to decorate your favorite spaces with meaningful Historic and Modern Art that beautifully shows the unique history and current beauty of Toronto and surrounding areas as Art - it is a much more personal statement.
My Commissioned Work. We also offer a bespoke commissioned photography service for personal or business use and welcome your vision - the images we create together can be be superbly printed on fine art paper featuring luxury framing, or other beautiful materials including glass, metal, canvas, wood, acrylics.
We are very proud of the more personal level of service we provide and that our clients commission meaningful Art for their walls or places of Business that will be enjoyed forever. Thanks for visiting, please call, email or text me me to share your vision - I welcome your call.