Mark Pace was born and based in Perth and is a well-travelled, experienced photographer. He first became interested in photography in high school where he learned on 35mm film SLRs and developed all film and prints in the dark room. He loved the adventure and being creative with the camera, and his passion for photography has continued ever since. Much of Mark’s youth was spent indulging his love of the coast by travelling around Australia and Indonesia, looking for surf, documenting his travels, and capturing endless landscape images. Although Mark first started photography as a personal interest, his skills behind the camera have evolved into a celebrated career, which has taken him all over the world, including Indonesia, Asia, Europe, Scandinavia, Mexico, USA, and Australia, and, memorably, to London for the 2012 Olympics. Mark is also an experienced wedding photographer, and has shot weddings on the island of Santorini in Greece, and in Stockholm, Sweden. With an adventurous spirit, wherever Mark travels, he photographs. He feels incredibly lucky to enjoy a career that opens doors and allows him to explore the world.
What has been your favourite WA landscape photography experience?
Karijini in WA’s Pilbara is my favourite landscape location. So many factors make this place special – the light, the colours, the isolation, the heat, and the cold water. So many elements come together in this one place to make it unique. I had a solo trip to Kariijini once and explored all the gorges on offer, either at first light or last light. There was literally no-one around for a week, and getting in and out of those gorges using a headlamp and carrying a ton of gear made if very challenging but very rewarding.
What is your favourite holiday destination in WA?
I definitely have a soft spot for the southwest (this is where I call home). There is so much amazing fresh food, waves nearly every day of the year, and a dramatic landscape around every corner. When I’m not in the southwest I look forward to the annual holiday into our northwest. You can escape the winter of the south and drive into perfect sunny days. I love heading to Gnaraloo (on the Ningaloo Reef) and setting up camp and getting back to basics. You have to be self-sufficient up there with all your supplies, including water, food, lights, entertainment. It’s such a great place to get away! No shops, no phone, just untouched nature at its best.
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