Migrating from the suburbs of Boston I have spent a lot of time exploring all the borders of America, and some places beyond them. That time has given me a wide range of perspectives, which led me to pick up a camera. I began shooting photos and keeping a journal of my travels, sharing who I had met and what I had witnessed with others. Beginning in 1999 I began submitting stories to several BMX publications such as Faction, Dig BMX, and Ride UK magazine. Continuing to progress my skills as a photographer through the help of industry professionals I started submitting photos along with the stories. This led to an associate editor position at BMX Plus magazine, the oldest BMX magazine still in circulation. Since 2004 I have worked freelance, offering photography and creative writing services for publications and businesses. The progression into the visual arts has expanded my skillsets and helped to direct my attention more towards videography. These days much of my work involves video, allowing me to combine all these skills to develop an end product that will deliver your message to draw attention and spark conversation.
TODAY I CONTINUE TO OFFER SEVERAL ASPECTS OF VISUAL COMMUNICATION TO MANY CLIENTS. VIDEOGRAPHY CONTINUES TO HOLD A LARGE PORTION OF MY FOCUS, BUT PHOTOGRAPHY AND DESIGN WORK WILL ALWAYS REMAIN AN INTEGRAL PART OF MY WORK. UTILIZING MY EXPERIENCE AS A FILMER, EDITOR OR ANIMATOR I DEVELOP VIDEOS AND PHOTOGRAPHS RELEVANT TO YOUR NEEDS. TAKING ADVANTAGE OF MY EXPERIENCE FILMING AND SHOOTING IN THE BACKCOUNTRY AND HARD TO REACH SPOTS I'M ABLE TO PROVIDE HIGH QUALITY PROFESSIONAL VIDEOS AND STILL IMAGES RELATED TO AN OUTDOOR LIFESTYLE, SUCH AS BMX AND SNOWBOARDING, LANDSCAPES AND WILDLIFE, AND COMMERCIAL PROJECTS.- Mark Rainha -