St. Louis photographer Mark Katzman is both a collector and creator of all types of photography.
He’s an innovator and a traditionalist.
When you walk into his studio you’ll see state of the art digital cameras, massive monitors for imaging and capture stations that have more computing power than the Apollo Program.
You’ll also see a vintage Linhof Technikardan view camera with a Voigtlander lens that to the untrained eye looks like something pulled out of a dusty basement. To the trained eye, you’ll see a tool that is capable of producing works of beauty and wonder.
On any given day, Mark and his studio team are busy producing new work with modern tools. There’s also new work being made with the oldest photographic process called Daguerreotype.
It’s pretty exciting to see those processes happening under the same roof.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies.