Mary Ellen Mark: “It’s not what you shoot with, it’s the pictures you make…”

Sep 9, 2015

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Mary Ellen Mark: “It’s not what you shoot with, it’s the pictures you make…”

Sep 9, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Documentary Photographer Mary Ellen Mark sits down for a chat with supermodel Helena Christensen. Helena, aside from being a super model, is also a talented photographer so the discussion spans being in front and behind of the camera, having a public persona,  making decisions as photographers and traveling across the earth.

Sadly, Mary Ellen Mark passed away in May, but her last assignment from New Orleans is still live on CNN.

Here is the excerpt from the interview description:

Supermodel Helena Christensen and Documentary Photographer Mary Ellen Mark discuss their work, travels and inspirations with Mark Seliger. From Johnny Depp to the circus performers of India and from the villages of Peru to the celebrities of Hollywood, Christensen and Mark talk about the challenges of finding the essence of their subjects and the thrill of taking a beautiful photograph.

This fascinating interview is part of an on going series where Photographer Mark Seliger pairs celebrities and photographers for interviews.

[Helena Christensen & Portrait Photographer Mary Ellen Mark | Capture™ via Photoshleter]

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2 responses to “Mary Ellen Mark: “It’s not what you shoot with, it’s the pictures you make…””

  1. Tom Meraw Avatar
    Tom Meraw

    Shouldn’t this read Mary Ellen Mark and Helena Christensen sit down for a conversation with Mark Seliger? He is the host of the show after all.

  2. Ralph Hightower Avatar
    Ralph Hightower

    I enjoyed watching the interview. Yea, as Mary Ellen Mark said, film shooters don’t get any love from the camera companies. I shoot both formats, film and digital; although I didn’t buy my first DSLR until December 2013. I still enjoy shooting film with my 35 year old Canon A-1 and a used Canon F-1N; with two film cameras, one is loaded with B&W and the other is loaded with color. I will often take one of the film cameras with my DSLR.