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Very happy to announce the arrival of Mark Borthwick to the agency - full portfolios and bio coming soon.

About the Artist

Born in London. Starting out as a make-up artist. Mark first began taking photographs after moving to Paris in 1984. He had bought a small nightclub and began photographing the clientele. Having friends that included editors, his photographs soon made their way into fashion lifestyle magazines such as i-D and The Face. His minimal but colour saturated aesthetic broke through the conventions of fashion photography and he went on to become one of the 90’s most influential and defining photographers, shooting for then fledgling magazines such as Purple, Self Service and AnOther as well as collaborating on campaigns including Comme Des Garçons, Martin Margiela and Yohji Yamamoto. Mark moved to New York in 1995 and has continued to create work that inspires, delights and documents the world around him not only as photographer, but also as filmmaker and musician. He lives and works in Brooklyn.

Client List

  • Adidas
  • AnOther
  • Arena Homme +
  • Balenciaga
  • Dazed Magazine
  • Hermès
  • Hussein Chalayan
  • Lou & Grey
  • Lula Magazine
  • Missoni
  • Modern Matter
  • Mykita
  • POP
  • Purple
  • Re-Edition
  • Self Service
  • System
  • The Gentlewoman
  • The New York Style Magazine
  • Union Magazine
  • Vanessa Bruno
  • Yohji Yamamoto

Books

No Mark
IDEA
2017

Mark Borthwick’s ‘No Mark’ includes three Xerox printed photography books ‘18 october’, ‘Balenciaga 2016’ and ‘new your time’s’, the collection of poems ‘Ritual Situates’, and a series of posters. These Xerox books are printed on the same paper and grey scale as Mark originally reproduced his own seminal 90’s books such as “Synthetic Voices” and “Margiela 2000-1” that he Xeroxed for his friends when they had sold out.

Not In Fashion
Rizzoli
2009

This book showcases over 200 images from Borthwick’s best fashion editorials, celebrity portraits, and advertising work, as well as excerpts from his personal journals. The journal pages, consisting of Polaroids, sketches, and notes on shoots, reveal the workings of a photographer’s mind—the “behind the scenes” of the makings of a fashion image.

If We Are Pioneers
PAM
2009
Synthetic Voices
Art Data
1998

Synthetic Voices is a ground-breaking collection from the renowned alternative photographer Mark Borthwick. The book, which began as a diary, was later edited and re-configured by the artist to achieve the look of assemblage.