Mark Fitton was born in Foxborough, Massachusetts and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received his BFA in Photography from Parsons, The New School for Design.
My practice is an exploration of my relationship to the subjects I photograph and their response to the act of photographing. By giving my subjects the opportunity to make a photograph, they are given creative freedom to reveal new personas and alternate sides to their character, drawing out inner desires they would otherwise not be able to express in the everyday. Together, we explore the transformative nature of one’s identity and the many ways in which a subject can be represented in a photograph.
This process of exchange is furthermore an investigation of the social and communal nature of photography. My work creates a place of interaction where I am able use the act of photographing to communicate and deeper understand my subjects. Photography redefines the relationship between us, creating a space outside of the everyday in which we can engage in each other’s fantasies, explore inner passions, and play.