I wasn't born a photographer. To tell you the truth, I really haven't been doing photography for a long time. I tried many things before this; such as being a traditional painter, a musician, a poet, a graphic designer, and about anything you can think of concerning the arts. But unlike all these things, photography was something that kinda just found me.
I started out with a Canon Elf point and shoot camera. I would take it around with me, while I traveled to different places. During a trip to New York with a very close female friend, my ideals of photography suddenly took a turn. It was at that point, I started creating structure out of something which had previously been used for recreation. She would be my first model. (to be continued)
Through the use of this site, I hope to find talented models and hair/make-up artists to collaborate with to create art. I am a firm believer in the ideal that by helping others, you help yourself. And in that thought, I wish to grow with people in the hopes that by working together we will be able to achieve each of our individual goals.
NEW WEB PAGE UP : www.markhlaing.com
Jobs I've worked:
Septien Entertainment Group / Staff photographer
Neiman's Online Catalog / Professinal assistant
Haggar / Professional Assistant
People I've assisted:
Neill Whitlock / Neiman's Online Catalog, Haggar
Charlie Freeman / Film Commercials, executive portraits
Richard Krall / Fd Dallas
Eric Ganison / Fossil
(various New York photographers brought in by Neiman's)