About Us - Mark Felker

    Hi! Welcome to my site! Where to begin, where to begin...

    Firstly I think I should say that I am referring to "Us" as in the "Royal We"; me and my business :) I am dedicated to providing a unique, quality product, and this website is available to ensure that product is available, easy to find, easy to order, and produced and delivered in a timely manner.

    Be sure to check out all of the products available! You can even upload your own images for printing as wall art, or for any number of items from coffee mugs to pillow cases to greeting cards!

    Since I was a child I was fascinated by photography. I knew how all the simple cameras worked, and was amazed by the "rangefinders". This move towards the professional side of photography is new, but I feel like I've never been more ready. Not exactly a mid-life crisis, but more a curiosity as to what could be :)

    As far as the most recent half of my life is concerned I graduated from UCSB in 1995 with double bachelors' degrees in Religious Studies and Cultural Anthropology, focusing on Taoism and Buddhism. After graduating with such degrees I realized I had few options, so, of course, I moved to Italy and backpacked around the country for the summer (I speak passable Italian) and ended it out of money and picking pears in the countryside for funds. After that I moved to England for the winter (8 months of it at least) before moving back to Italy for the summer to make enough money to move back to Santa Barbara. Throughout my travels I was an adamant photographer, but alas without the budget for other than the most rudimentary of tools, very few pieces of evidence exist today.

    I was a high school history teacher for 14 years and am still very proud of what I accomplished. Teaching is one of the most noble professions, and I devoted my whole heart to it. I was an excellent teacher (if I do say so myself) and I miss it occasionally.

    But, truth be told I am feeling much younger than my years as I embark upon a new path, and I hope that what you see on my site, purchase, or hire me to shoot inspires your joy,  creativity, or well-being in some way.

    "Every snowflake falls exactly where it should."--Buddhist koan

    Cheers,

    Mark

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