DescriptionEverything is bigger in Texas …well, not quite. In Hunt, Texas, there is a scaled down version of Stonehenge and several Easter Island statues. But where else woudl you actually find both of these monuments in one field?? I do love the hobbies one can choose, especially when it is shared with everyone. If you are ever in the Texas Hill country on your way home from Lost Maples, you might go through Hunt so take some time and find your way here!
Mark Schaffer Member Since January 2009 Artist Statement Mark Schaffer was born in Pennsylvania, but began his love affair with photography in college at NC State in Raleigh, NC. He became involved with the newspaper and yearbook. For the past fifteen years, he found a niche taking pictures at sporting and community events. Mark lived up and down the east coast though college and jobs in his field as a materials science engineer.
Mark moved to Texas to take a job at Dell Inc. and found a place to settle down and call home. Mark has immersed himself into the “Weird Austin” experience and taken many pictures of local importance. He has taken pictures for local events such as Dennis Quaid’s Texas Hold ‘Em and Golf Weekend, Look For Love Charity Event, and the Senior Olympic Games. Currently, Mark has his own environmental consulting company - www.knowsgreen.com.
For the past several years, Mark has been traveling for work and taking photographs of some of Europe’s greatest architecture. He has an affinity for the lines and light that play around beautiful buildings. His travels include Paris, Vienna, Shanghai, Rome as well as around the US.
He has become interested in HDR (high dynamic range) photography recently and has learned how to manipulate his images in Photoshop to intensify the colors to really make them “pop”.