Mark Paulda is not only an observer of life, but also has a passion for traveling to foreign lands challenging that which he is most familiar. Professionally, Mark is an award-winning travel photographer and best-selling author. His first book, “Celebrating El Paso,” sold out of its first printing within three months of its release, and went on to become the fastest selling book for TCU Press. “Edge of the Southwest” is now in production, and Mark’s third book, “London After Hours” is in the works. Additionally, his images have been part of colaborative publications such as Sandy Hill’s “Mountain,” published by Rizolli, David Tucker’s “London Walks,” and Karen Griffith’s “Reflections of Lake Lenore.”
"It's like music without lyrics. There is a melody present, and it makes you feel a certain way, but you don't know why. It's just sound waves. My images before you are simply lightwaves. This is me showing you the world through my eyes. Life if very much like this for myself, simple and real, and this is what I prefer my photographic portfolio to reflect."
Mark Paulda’s photographic career has brought him many accolades including: finalist, 2008/2010/2011 International Travel Photographer of the Year; semi-finalist, Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year; semi-finalist for landscape at the Venice International Photo Awards; and 3rd prize, Prix de la Photographie Paris. His work is represented by the Hal Marcus Gallery, and has been exhibited at the El Paso Museum of Art, Calumet in London, UK, the International Exhibition of Fine Art Photography at the Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins, Colorado); the Georgetown Art Hop (Georgetown, Texas), and many other venues throughout the world.
Have Parka. Will Travel.
2011 Travel Photographer of the Year Finalist