About Mark van Dam
Mark van Dam has a Master of Arts from the University of New Brunswick and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph.
Mark has worked as a professional photographer for 15 years shooting weddings, editorial work, corporate photographs, family portraits, maternity portraits, book covers, author photos, and fine art. He is located in Wasaga Beach Ontario but regularly shoots in the Muskokas, Peterborough, the Kawartha Lakes, Port Hope and Cobourg.
Mark has been awarded an Outsanding Achievement in Wedding Photography Award by Fujifilm Canada. His clients have included Globescan, Club Intrawest, Trent University, the AOM, and others. In 2015, Mark accepted a personal invitation from Getty Images to have them represent his lifestyle stock photography.
His photography is currently licensed by Picturecode.com and Cranberry Resort. It has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Peterborough and in Carleton Hall, New Brunswick. His work has been published by VIVA magazine, Ontario Out of Doors Magazine, John Wiley and Sons, Parent Central, House of Anansi, Insomniac Press, Junction Books, and Qwert-e.
Mark has been a photography instructor in Trent University’s Continuing Education Program. His courses included Scatters of Light and Solar Tracks.
Mark lives in Wasaga Beach with his wife, Jane, and beautiful daughter Violet. He loves outdoor adventure and endurance sports including windsurfing, paddling, running, skate skiing and mountain biking. He especially loves exploring the outdoors with his family.
His poetry has been published by The Pottersfield Portfolio, The Fiddlehead, Qwert-e, and Broken Jaw Press. His screenplay, Ever so Lonely, was the winner of the 2000 CTV/UNB screenwriting contest.