Artist Portrait

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Costa Mesa and Westlake Village, CA

Mark Brandes
Costa Mesa and Westlake Village, CA, USA

Brandes' initial training was at the prestigious Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara. During his early career in commercial photography, he developed a very sophisticated understanding of lighting and visual storytelling. His decades of experience creating portraits captured in sophisticated large format cameras would intimidate lesser artists. His inspired images have garnered him some of the highest honors the portrait profession has to offer. This ongoing passion for portraits has taken him across the world to study the original paintings of Rembrandt, Vermeer, John Singer Sargent and current painters Pino and Lipking.

Mark's beautifully idealized images convey a sense of timeless elegance and grace. His portraits have been sources of inspiration for others, and his unmistakable style is often imitated, yet few other have achieved the level of international acclaim that Mark Brandes has.