Biography

 

Who?


 

Mark Lancton began his photography career by learning how to develop and print his own black and white films in a small darkroom that had been renovated at his secondary school. He moved on to study in London and obtained his bachelor's in Photographic & Electronic Imaging Science from Westminster University, receiving First Class Honours. After assisting for 7 years he moved on to working as a photographer in his own right and began working for editorial clients in the fields of fashion, beauty and portraiture.

With a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of photography and a meticulous approach, the foundations of which were laid during his undergraduate studies, he is renowned for his versatility. This has enabled him to expand into the more technical arena of still life photography, in particular. Furthermore, this interest in and acknowledgement of the science that enables the art of photography has provided the foundations for much of his personal work, where the photographic process is also considered on its own terms.

The resulting independent practice - a place to endlessly experiment, play and hone ideas - has always been of vital importance and continues to underpin his mainstream editorial and commercial work with the serious business of working with absolute freedom. This work often appears deceptively simple, with an organic quality overlaying complex digital processes and manipulations. A selection can be seen in the diary section here.

In need of some fresh air, he recently moved to Kent, where the North Downs and Kent coastline are providing fresh inspiration for ongoing personal landscape and portrait projects. The spirit of Eric Rohmer, in particular, appears to be alive and well.

He continues to work primarily in London on the commercial side, combining this with commissions that take him all over the UK.

Clients include:

Alma Sana Inc.
Boots Health & Beauty magazine
Centre for Sight
The Colour Flooring Company
Dare magazine
Distinguished & Co.
Elle Girl magazine
Fabulous magazine
German Cosmopolitan magazine
Good Housekeeping magazine
Guardian
Harvey Nichols magazine
Jalouse magazine
John Lewis Gazette
LighterLife
LighterLife Fast
Optimum
Prêt à Vivre
Quintessentially magazine
Quintessentially Credit Card
Self Service magazine
Superdrug
Superdrug Opticians
TOTP magazine
Now magazine
Trevor Sorbie
Webworks
Wilderness
Zest magazine
19 magazine
125 magazine