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Mark Elson Photographer
Demo April 12, 2023

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The Chelmsford Art Society is pleased to present photographer Mark Elson, at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts on April 12, 2023 at 7 PM.  Mark Elson is a Boston based fine art photographer who works in the wet plate collodion process, in addition to digital and film-based photography. The collodion process involves making tintypes and glass plates negatives exactly the way photographs were made in the Civil War.

What most people overlook is what Mark captures in his photography. A fleeting moment becomes a small-scale drama, a vignette that takes on deeper meaning as that moment is isolated and elevated. Suddenly the discounted scene becomes a story that evokes curiosity and wonder.  The camera is used to strip away the veneer to see the beauty in every day. Mark tells stories of misfits, dreamers, romantics, and the forgotten.
Mark is the photographer/author of the book “Battlefields of Honor, American Civil War Reenactors”  (Merrill Publishers). His work has appeared in print and on-line publications in View Camera, Black & White: For Collectors of Fine Photography, Huffington Post and Hallowed Ground.

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Contact Mark at the following:

Visit Mark at Western Avenue Studios  – Studio 508
122 Western Ave., Lowell MA 01851