Mark Littrell is an architect at Cromwell Architects Engineers in Little Rock. His favorite hobby is photography. Cars and abandoned places are some of his favorite subjects. He has been married since 1999 and has a daughter and a son.
As an architect, one of his primary goals is to defend against the elements, keep nature out. However, the study of what happens when man abandons a structure and Mother Nature reclaims her spot of land is intriguing to him. Many communities are currently demolishing abandoned places, which are often seen as eyesores. This demolition is often the cheaper and easier rout, but is also tearing the fabric of their history. Mark enjoys finding and recording these abandoned places.
Mark incorporates several different styles of photography and editing. He enjoys the editing of photos and sees it as one of the many steps in the creation of the final image. There may be many steps along the process to go from the raw image to the final piece of art. The use of High Dynamic Range is present in almost every image. While there are many different approaches to this style, Mark prefers to use it to create a balanced edit, rather than extreme ranges of tones and values. However, no single approach dictates the final image, so a variety of pure colors, high contrast or muted palates may be used to create the final piece of art.