Mark John Hiemstra’s photography explores the relationships that exist around us—the ones we don’t take the time to notice. Whether between people, objects, or a combination of those, what he loves most is to capture meaningful moments.
The photographs are informed by a deep desire to share these relationships with others, compelling them to stop and listen by creating images that rely on whispers, rather than screams.
Since childhood, he’s been fascinated by the ability to capture moments and freezing them on a light-reactive emulsion and then bringing that moment to life through a series of chemical reactions for all to share and experience.
He is a self-taught photographer, developer, and digital manipulator. Decades of exploration and experimentation allow him to explore form, function, and failure and combine each of those aspects through to the finished result.
He is loathe to talk about himself in the third person, but can be persuaded to do so, from time to time.