I had the pleasure of working with Mark for the first time last year. We hired him to capture the essence of Venice with a fresh eye to develop a branding library for our premium brand of coffee. Mark knocked it out of the park. Not only did we come home with significantly more assets than we had ever hoped for, the shoot was also a blast. Mark and his team don’t mess around. They worked sunrise to sunset while making my job a pleasure. Mark heard and responded to our needs when we expressed them and was quite capable of working independently as well. We are definitely looking forward to our next project with Mark.
Rick Slade, Creative Director, Green Mountain Coffee
I worked with Mark Katzman on a huge job that took place over several months of pre-poduction and several months of post-production. His experience as a photographer is what made a 4 – 6 month project seem like a couple days. He listens and hears your AD's concerns and the concerns of your client. He knows how to collaborate with our team, but also when faced with a problem, he was quick with a solution. He's a photographer that's not just clicking his camera, and that he does very well, but he truly understands the business of photography in all aspects. He's professional, personable and he's got a great sense of humor. He also has a very strong team which is a huge part of the Mark Katzman package.
Jackie Contee, Senior Art Buyer, Uniworld Group
When I first hired Mark I thought he was the industry’s best kept secret until I found out he was a well-established, award winning photographer. Mark's an A list photographer without the A list baggage that can sometimes come with this caliber of artist. I've worked with him on and off for over 2 years, mostly on big jobs that would have a lot of photographers rethinking their career choice. This guy is exceptional at what he does. No attitude, just outstanding work from a brilliant photographer and an all around good guy. With one exception - don't ever challenge him to a sushi eating contest. He's friggin ruthless.
Jeff Cameron VP Creative Director, DraftFCB NY
Mark Katzman is a global photography talent. He possesses an exceedingly rare ability to find the human story — populated with genuine, flesh and blood people — at the center of a complicated narrative. Mark is passionate and deeply caring about people and their lives, and that passion seeps into every frame he shoots. It elevates his images creating unexpected and very personal responses in his audience. For art directors and clients like me, that makes all the difference. And it's why we've hired Mark for some of the most mission-critical assignments we've ever had.
Eric Thoelke, President + Executive Creative Director, TOKY
Mark Katzman is a true master of his craft. I have worked with him on multiple lifestyle shoots over the last few years & he is always a pleasure. If need be, he can be a bull dog on location when timing is tight with lots of moving pieces to a production, but always collaborates with the agency team & clients to deliver beautiful images. Mark has a gift for keeping everyone at ease on set with professionalism and laughter, achieving what we've requested, but never sacrificing creativity. We're always pleasantly surprised with what Mark captures above and beyond our shot lists with his soulful storytelling skills. Mark's personal passion for the history of photography and its artful medium is inspiring. He's an archivist and a true photographic enthusiast. I'd be delighted to work with him again anytime.
Emily Beckett, Senior Art Buyer, Momentum Worldwide
I had the pleasure of working with Mark on a week-long shoot for a new product that was near and dear to our hearts. From the very beginning, Mark brought something special to the project. He connected immediately with our mission and his images reflect the beautiful story we sought to tell. Working with Mark was one of the best experiences of my career and I look forward to doing it again many times over.
Arleen D’Amico, VP Manager of Art Production, Draftfcb
Mark is the best. We have worked together on multiple challenging projects over the years and around the world. Not only does he consistently create amazing images, but he also makes the journey fun. Mark’s integrity shows in everything he does. His creative eye is spot on and his energy and demeanor contribute to a successful collaboration every time.
Elizabeth Ebers, FHC Creative Director
Mark has an intuitive ability to quickly find and capture the visually emotive power in any setting. Always striving for simplicity, he distills scenes and subjects to their beautiful essence, the entire time making it appear effortless. I love working with Mark, not only because he is a master of his craft, but especially because he is a kind soul.
Angie Elko, Director Design Systems UX, Salesforce