Photographer Mark Velasquez was born and raised in Santa Maria, California. In 2000 he received his BFA from Cornish College in Seattle. Since then he has worked with models across Europe and the Americas, documenting his travels and spreading his unique sense of humor and creative energy along the way.
He survived eight out of ten challenges on the first season of Bravo's reality competition "Work Of Art: The Next Great Artist" in 2010. Somehow his family still remains proud of him.
Today he can be found somewhere on the West Coast, camera in hand, mind reeling.