One warms to Mark Leary's photographs almost instantly. They come out from the page to tell a story - be it about the person in the portrait, or the place in the location. With his unique colour palate and beautiful lighting, he creates a familiar, almost nostalgic feeling to his subject.
Mark has worked as a photographer for 12 years and bought his first camera aged 16. After studying maths he returned from 3 years in the USA working with children with cancer to try to become a photographer. He was given three book covers with Penguin, which led to his first advertising commission. Mark is about to publish his second and third books and has started shooting short films. Mark joined Swerve in 2011.
Ambrosia, Blacks, British Gas, British Airways, BT Syntegra, Cornwall Pure Business, Creative Circle, Frank, HMRC, Ikea, Mastercard, Nike, O2, Orange, Reebok, Rubson, Scoot, Shell, Surf, Typhoo, T-Mobile, Visa Business, Brother, World Trade Centre Memorial, Royal Bank of Scotland, LG, NHS, Price Water House Cooper, The Guardian, Yahoo and Vans.
Made in China (2007), SALT + WAX (Oct 2012) and Ferry Journeys (July 2012).
AOP Awards (three years), Campaign Press - Silver
Creative Circle - Silver, Creative Review Photography Annual - three entries
D&AD - two Silvers and three Nominations
One Show USA - nomination