Biography and Artist Statement

My Work

Travelling and connecting with people and landscapes is what drives me as a photographer. 

I primarily shoot on film for a variety of reasons. Analog film has a certain organic aesthetic and timeless quality. I grew up in the 70s and 80s and fell in love with editorial photography as I consumed a lot of music and culture magazines as a kid. I still carry that vision with me, despite the fact that magazines have lost relevance over time. 

As well, film preserves better than hard drives over time. I feel it will be useful to have photographic negatives fifty to a hundred years into the future. 

 I shoot with a variety of classic cameras, such as Hasseblads V series cameras and lenses, 60s era Nikons, Leicas, as well Pentax 67s and Mamiya RZs. 


Born in San Francisco and raised in British Hong Kong, Mark Abernathy is a freelance photographer, and musician currently living in Austin, Texas. 

Abernathy is a graduate of Boston's Berklee College of Music. He worked for a time as a PR manager for Apollo 11 astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin. 

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