For Northwest Photographer, Mark Bergsma, the pursuit of "Fine Art Color Photography" all began in 1979 when his interest in photography was renewed. Passion and persistent pursuit of artistically rendered landscapes led Mark to new equipment purchases, art shows and a complete change to digital imaging in 2005. From 1990 through August of 2008 Mark and his wife Bev operated the Mark Bergsma Gallery. Today, Mark finds himself inspired by a several vintage and many new creative image makers that have fully embraced the art of digital imaging. From capture to print, Mark Bergsma creates images with the grace of an artist and the skills of a technician. Some even say these landscape images look more like paintings than photographs.
~ Artist's Statement ~
"I think of light as a luminous ballet of time and circumstance with each new moment portraying a truly unique performance unlikely repeated. It is those divine and fleeting moments of rare and honest beauty revealed to me that become the sweet fruits born of this magnificent voyage of discovery I have thrown myself into. Capture them. Love them and share them, so that others may enjoy them."