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Leica Akademie: Mark Mann

Portrait Photography

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Join us for this unique opportunity to spend an afternoon with portrait photographer Mark Mann. Known for his ability to create iconic images of some of today’s most recognizable faces, participants in this program will get a glimpse into the way he lights and approaches, and ultimately connects with his subjects.

After a presentation, Mark will lead the group to an on-site studio to demonstrate how he creates his iconic images by creating portraits of each attendee. Those interested in trying their hand at a Leica in the studio will have a chance to photograph Mark or work with a model. Owning a Leica is not required. A limited selection of Leica products will be available.

Participant are required to bring a blank SD card.

About Mark Mann

Mark Mann is a celebrity and advertising photographer. He was born in Glasgow, where he lived until he went to study in the prestigious photographic program at Manchester Polytechnic. Before long, the recent graduate was assisting innovative fashion photographers Nick Knight and Miles Aldridge, learning the ropes and building his own body of work. Three years later, Mark started shooting on his own, relocating to New York City.

Mark’s editorial work has appeared in Esquire, Men’s Health, Vibe, Spin, Fortune, Billboard, Parade, and Complex, among others. He has shot countless celebrities, including Robert Redford, Michael Douglas, Iggy Pop, Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Rihanna, Queen Latifah, Stevie Wonder, Bradley Cooper, Willie Nelson, and Jennifer Hudson. Mark has amassed a sizable advertising portfolio, as well. His clients run the gamut: Reebok, Adidas, Hennessy, Bombay Sapphire, Pepsi, Gillette, Chrysler, and Svedka to name a few.