About

MarkKelly

I’m Mark Kelly, and I bring a unique blend of experience and a creative edge to my work. Whether you need a great portrait, photos for ads or magazine covers, or even videos, I can come through for you with hand-crafted images that exceed your expectations.
I was born and raised in the Detroit area. I’m old enough to know how to load and process sheet film, but I’m still young enough to keep up with high school athletes as a lacrosse referee.
I’ve been taking photos my entire life. Early in my career, I traveled the country and a bit of Europe as an assistant to one of the world’s best photographers, shooting automotive ads and catalogs.

I’ve slept at 16,500 feet, a day’s walk from Everest base camp.

I’ve spent three days with the Tipiuni tribe in Amazonia.

I was a managing partner for a commercial automotive photograph studio.

I’m the proud father of a teenager and a husband of 21 years.

I’m the world’s least finicky eater. I should have a badge for that.

I love new technology and the digital world, but I also have three film cameras I still use.

And even though I’ve taken thousands if not millions of photos, I still look forward to each shoot with a sense of anticipation. Each session still ignites that creative spark. To get epic photos, it helps to foster a sense of fun, adventure and teamwork. I truly enjoy the process.

“A picture is who you look like. A portrait is who you are.”