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Aspiring to be a great Poet

My name is Mark Pearson

I came to photography by chance. I work full time supporting SEN Students in Secondary Education in Bristol, England. It’s one of those crazy jobs that if I told you about it you wouldn’t believe me. A few years back an opportunity arose to support students taking Photography at GCSE. This was the turning point. I learnt as they did. It encouraged me to get out and about with a camera for which I am eternally grateful.

Along the way I discovered the timeless beauty of black and white photography. There’s an emotional quality and feel of the otherworld that appeals to me. Now, many years on, it continues to be a huge privilege teaching young people photography.

When I was confident enough, I wanted to show my work online. Rather than use my own name, which is how everyone else does it, I came up with the name ‘Pixeloptica’ for my portfolio. I wanted something different and it was short and easy to remember. Time will tell if ‘not doing what everyone else does’ was a good idea or not.

Like many, I have precious little spare time or money to do the things I’m passionate about. I don’t own expensive cameras or equipment and I don’t use a tripod. I’d like to show you that it is possible to aspire to be a great photographer without using any of these things.

PS: I’m on the usual social media ‘platforms’ so, if you are too, you might want pop along and say “hello”!

You can get in touch via the form on my Contact page.
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