Artist
Mark Friedman Atlanta, Georgia

Mark Friedman wants us to fall in love with the outdoors again. It's easy, he says, to forget the intrinsic beauty of a Mojave sunset or a ladybug nestled amongst rose buds. With the help of his trusty pup Otis, Mark's photos attempt to stop viewers in their tracks. Mark hopes what he sees in the field will inspire others to join in this beautiful journey outdoors and, ultimately, spark them to act on their own curiosities.

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    About The Artist

    Mark Friedman wants us to fall in love with the outdoors again. It's easy, he says, to forget the intrinsic beauty of a Mojave sunset or a ladybug nestled amongst rose buds. With the help of his trusty pup Otis, Mark's photos attempt to stop viewers in their tracks. Mark hopes what he sees in the field will inspire others to join in this beautiful journey outdoors and, ultimately, spark them to act on their own curiosities.

    Artist Statement

    “Never Let Age Erase All That You Can See”

    Since I can remember, I collected, captured, and contemplated on any critters I could find during my backyard expeditions. A composition book, that was supposed to be used for Wordly Wise vocabulary words, kept track of all my discoveries. If it rained, I had a makeshift shelter of trash bags and a tent rain fly, even though home was only a few houses away. The samples and specimens I brought home to my bedroom menagerie/lab were then examined under my microscope and observed.

    Hours upon hours I spent looking for life. This was me daydreaming.
    And not much has changed.
    I still spend hours, now with my camera, looking for insects or bears or the Milky Way. Waking up at dawn, spending all day on the road hoping to see something I’ve never seen before. Or following my dark sky map to crystal clear starry skies—now all too aware of the difference between a “partly cloudy” versus “mostly cloudy” weather forecast. On work trips, I’m mindful of nearby state parks or dark sky sites to explore.

    No one pays me for this; This is pure enjoyment. A 4am road trip to somewhere startling is more rejuvenating than sleeping in on a Sunday.

    It makes me feel like I’m the adult I spent years planning for as a child.

    I always wanted to be a science writer or wildlife photographer or a scientist in the rainforest (after my dreams of being in the NBA were stunted alongside my height). But after looking back on my life, Ive realized...that I am--all of these things. I've researched in Neotropical rainforests and continue to go on my own expeditions—writing and photographing my findings. So what if watching other animals make their living isn’t how I make my own?

    This sentiment is perfectly summed up in a motto I recently read, which struck a chord with me that hasn’t stopped reverberating:

    Don't. Quit. Your. Daydream.

    And so I try not to. And my photographs are the results.

    Acrylic Glass Print

    Archival photographic print face-mounted on the back of .25" thick acrylic glass. The high gloss acrylic enhances the depth and vibrancy of the image, and has polished edges. Comes mounted on wood so the piece stands off of the wall half an inch for a contemporary look. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Aluminum Print

    Archival, high gloss print on 0.05" thick aluminum. Aluminum prints are lightweight and durable. Comes mounted on wood so the piece stands off of the wall half an inch for a contemporary look. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Canvas Print

    Gallery-quality giclee print on stretched canvas with 1.5" thick edges, and edges are finished white. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Framed Fine Art Print

    Archival photographic print on heavyweight, acid-free, soft gloss paper in a wood, white, or black frame. Features a 1.25" white border around the image. No matte. Acrylic glass front gives a crystal clear view. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Hear What Collectors Say About Mark's Work

    Mark Friedman 11/18/2019 | 7:47 PM

    I’m so glad Hipster Coo found a great home! Thank you for the kind words and support!

    commentsHipster Coo
    M Phillips purchased this artwork. 11/17/2019 | 1:48 PM

    Thank you for the extra large image of Hipster Coo. It is a surprise for our son (away at college) in his room at our new home. It looks amazing and we will all love it for years to come.

    Mark Friedman 2/22/2019 | 5:22 PM

    Cool! I just spoke with the production team and on an Acrylic print it can sometimes take up to a week to make. Once it ships, it should only take about 3 or 4 business days to arrive to you. Samantha at UGallery said she’s going to follow up with you if you have any other questions! Thanks for the interest! Mark

    N Mueller 2/22/2019 | 3:52 PM

    Wisdom in Wrinkles in the 30x20, acrylic print

    Mark Friedman 2/22/2019 | 3:48 PM

    Happy Friday, I am checking on ship time and will let you know asap. Out of curiosity which photo are you looking at? Thanks, Mark

    commentsWisdom in Wrinkles
    N Mueller 2/22/2019 | 3:23 PM

    How long would it take to ship to 20005?

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