Mark Forte's Profile
Many years ago, I received a Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard College and a Masters of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. While subsequently working in architecture, I used photography to study buildings, details, and open places that make up our architectural environment.
At first, I focused on creating photographic record of buildings for my reference, but soon I found myself drawn to the evocative and romantic qualities of my subjects. I realized that I could read the old, textured stonework of a Castilian castle or the faded dignity of a crumbling ancient wall like some well-worn palimpsest daring me to uncover its secret story. It has taken me over thirty years to understand that this, not the architecture itself, was my real subject.
Nothing delights me more than to discover and capture…
- Joined December 12, 2008