Born in Northwest Lower Michigan, Mark Lindsay has always held Michigan's natural beauty close to his heart. An avid hiker and backpacker, he has traveled through some of Northern Michigan's most secluded and pristine wilderness. Needing help to tell his story, he carries his camera at his side. His passion for capturing Nature's true beauty is evident through the images he captures. The Lake Michigan shoreline and the surrounding communities hold a special place in Mark's heart. Though his passion for photography was evident early on, it was his senior year in high school before he shot his first image with a film camera. Just out of high school he started a job in the tire business, and 30 years later it remains his career. Photography was set aside for over 20 years but, while hiking with his wife and three children, the need to capture the beauty in nature wouldn't wait any longer. Soon, he purchased a digital camera, and the rest is history. In 2011, Mark attended a Traverse Area Camera Club meeting as a guest. He became a member and now serves on the board as the director of member displays. As much as he enjoys wandering and waiting for the light to capture the beauty that surrounds, Mark also enjoys editing his images, putting the finishing touches on them through post processing.
Mark's photography has been featured in Manitou Magazine, Traverse Magazine, Barefoot Magazine, Midwest Living, Michigan Blue, and Grand Traverse Scene. He has been a featured artist at the Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay, the Grand Traverse Land Conservancy, and the Grand Traverse Conservation District. Mark passionately appreciates and supports the bodies that build community through nature.
Mark lives in Kingsley, Michigan along with his wife and three children.