Posts Tagged ‘self’

Me trying these on in IOLLA:
“Do these glasses make me look like Jeffrey Dahmer?”

Mark Liddell 2019 | Facebook | Flickr | Instagram | Website

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New glasses from IOLLA – all frames with prescription lenses for £65! If you’re in Glasgow and optically challenged like myself, I couldn’t recommend them more highly. 👓

Mark Liddell 2017 | Facebook | Flickr | Instagram | Website

When you refloor your house to match your #aesthetic. (But seriously I’m in love with flooring. 😍)

Touch wood, all of my grey hairs are – at this stage – intentional!

Rediscovered this beautiful bracelet from Kiel James Patrick. ⚓

I initially left it to rot in hell after a slew of morons at Fed-Ex failed – not once, but twice – to check their mail for the cheque I’d sent to cover the customs charges and threatened me with litigation. 🙃

In a happy confluence of milestones, this photo will be my 2,000th image over on Flickr, where I just surpassed one million views, in the run-up to what will be – as of next week – my first year as a full-time photographer.

The jobs I’ve been lucky enough to undertake over the last twelve months have been pretty far-reaching: contributor to Getty Images, exhibiting throughout Scotland, working as resident photographer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and seeing my work in print across the world – in news (The Glaswegian, Yahoo, MSN, and The Huffington Post to name a few) and advertising (Telstra Mobile, Rogers Communication, Viacom, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, and Logo TV’s NewNowNext to name a few more).

When I think of the photographers whose work inspires me most, the quote that always come to mind is one of G.K. Chesterton’s – that, “The duty of the artist lies in keeping alive a sense of wonder in the world.”

My initial fear in choosing photography as a career was that it would somehow diminish my love of taking pictures – that the moment it started to feel like a job would be the moment I would stop reaching for the camera. The reality, however, is that I’ve never felt more inspired, and couldn’t be more grateful to be earning a living by sharing – a million times around the world – the wonder I see in it.

(…not featuring, as four people have now asked, a massive, yakuza-style back tattoo.)