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Mark Heaps
Works at Houndstooth Studio
Attended Barrow Sixth Form College
Lives in Austin, Texas
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I was invited this year to join a team for Austin's Fashion Week; Mash Up event. Two talented ladies from Bella Salon approached me to come up with a concept and after adding our stylist and local model, we got together one night and shot all the parts to be able to build this composite image. Shot in my studio here in Austin, Texas, and composited in my art studio at home. Check out the image, and if you're kind enough please give us a vote so all these hard working people get the recognition they deserve. Or at least for putting up with me...

http://afw.fashionxaustin.com/works/zephyr/
Photographer: Mark Heaps Hair Stylist: Raquel Hurtado Makeup Artist: Kelsey Hansen Model: Hannah Santibanez Apparel Designer: Andi Seaman
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My latest photo piece, a visual depiction of Austin. Featuring my son Lincoln Gray.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/markheaps/16643702710/
Austin, Texas, is a wonderful place. I visited years ago and fell in love with the city, it's people, and the surrounding countryside. After visiting a few times over the years, we uprooted our family from a long standing stay in Silicon Valley, and moved to Austin. Many locals would lynch me right there, "oh another Californian moving to Austin for cheap housing". Well that is truly a major factor, but it's not why I love it. Recently, during a...
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Just a little snippet speed view from my session editing this headshot for Collette. Lighting and toning from the start with black and white in mind at the end means some different approaches to make the image. Check it out and if you have any questions please feel free to ask.

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Making use of a beautiful fabric scarf that +Aaron D'Souza and +Jayita Bhojwani recently brought back from India for me. A few pins, creative folds, a feather or two, and instant vintage dress. At least enough for a headshot anyway. :) Thanks gang.

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Here was the other head shot of Collette, a more pure headshot style.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/markheaps/15761884013/in/photostream/
Collette is a local model here in Austin that had collaborated with a friend of mine Ainsley Joseph. Ainsley is a very, very, talented photographer and when he visited me during an exhibit we talked about models in the area, who to work with, etc. He immediately suggested Collette, citing that she just had this "thing" that makes her so special in front of a lens. If there's anything I've learned in my life, it's listen to the people I respect as...
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A fun shoot last night playing with some new lighting setups at the studio. Local model Collette came by to get some different styles of images for her portfolio. I loved playing around with a variation on split lighting, and an adaptation of Peter Hurley's head shot lighting. Both are on my flickr page, but this is the split light image here.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/markheaps/16198261357/
So here's another from the test shoot with local model Collette. This is a lighting setup I like doing a lot where you have two softboxes either side of the subject to fire at each other, slightly offset, 45° off the photographers line of site. Then, like traditional split lighting, you illuminate one side of the face by having them step into the beam. The trick here is having someone walk there body in and turn away sot he back light wraps aroun...
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Officially fall in austin which means it's perfect for hikes with the kids. McKinney Falls was lovely today. 
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Monkey and bug (also known as Fi & Link) visited me in the studio yesterday. They always think it's fun to visit Dad in his studio, and want pics to be taken, but then they can't keep a straight face when I'm taking their pictures.A fun moment between brother and sister. :)
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My latest studio concept shoot for Team Zephyr and Austin Fashion Week's Mash Up event. Me and an amazing team of collaborators got together and built this piece from set, to style, to lighting, to expression, to retouching, compositing, and more.  I'm really proud of what we produced, deep and illustrative, you can just keep looking into it. Please go check out the image, and if you're kind enough please vote so that my team-mates get the recognition they deserve for all their hard work putting up with me. :)

http://afw.fashionxaustin.com/works/zephyr/
Photographer: Mark Heaps Hair Stylist: Raquel Hurtado Makeup Artist: Kelsey Hansen Model: Hannah Santibanez Apparel Designer: Andi Seaman
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A photo headshot session recently held at my studio in South East Austin. Portrait of local model after some prop shopping at the local craft store.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/markheaps/16254926817/
I've been known in many circles to go over the top, to go too far, to push farther than necessary. It's not something to be proud of, but I wouldn't be who I am unless I had pushed myself as much as I have. As you mature, you start to see things differently. Dare I say, clearly? This is one of the other looks from my test shoot night with local model Collette. And simply put, she's a natural beauty. Doesn't need anything other than good light and...
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Happiness is a five year old being picked up in front of her class to ride home on her dad's motorcycle. 
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Super great hanging with +Aaron D'Souza​ and +Jayita Bhojwani​ and my kids today. Thanks for visiting chilly Austin. 
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Thanks for such a fun weekend Mark, we had a wonderful time hanging out with you and your family. Precious memories of Austin to take back with us now :)
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  • Barrow Sixth Form College
    1996
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Introduction
Mark Heaps snapped his first picture at the age of four. Then he picked up a guitar, a skateboard, and a can of spray paint, and kickflipped his way into the world of art. Today, he's a professional photographer, an Adobe Certified Professional,  and a graphic designer at Duarte Design, where he's worked with some of the world's most recognized brands. He's a sucker for edgy tattoo artists, indie rock, and ketchup. Mark currently snaps pictures in Austin, where he lives with his wife, daughter, two dogs, and a pantry full of ketchup.
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Creative Design Professional
Employment
  • Houndstooth Studio
    Executive Director / Producer, 2015 - present
  • Duarte Design
    Graphic Designer, 2015
  • Apple Inc.
    Senior Imaging Expert
  • Brooks College
    Senior Instructor
  • Maxim Integrated Products Inc.
    Publisher
  • Google
    Supervisor/Lead II
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Austin, Texas
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Barrow In Furness, England - Bogalusa, Louisiana - Picayune, Mississippi - West Columbia, Texas - San Jose, California - Angie, Louisiana - Austin, Texas
I have gone to Hawaii on and off for years now with my wife. We're both avid divers and love visiting the big island. Tim used to be the technician for Sandwich Isle Divers, but they have closed down. Our last trip he took great care of our equipment, made sure we were current on all inspections, and gave us advice on some great places to go dive for local wildlife. If you get a chance ask to see his vintage dive equipment collection, it's really cool, and he still uses it for dives.
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