MARK CHESTER
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Mark Chester

Boat House     Silver Print
5.5 x 8     framed 14 x 17    $475

 
Mark Chester

High School Graduation     Silver Print
6 x 8     framed 11 x 14    $475

 
Mark Chester

Pigs Are Beautiful Billboard     Archival Print
6 x 8     framed 14 x 17    $550

 
Mark Chester

Yucatan Ice Cream Shop     Archival Print
7 x 10     framed 15 x 19    $600

 
Mark Chester

Amish House Laundry     Archival Print
6 x 8     framed 14 x 17    $550

 
Mark Chester

Clowns     Archival Print
6 x 10     framed 15 x 19    $600

 
Mark Chester

Yan Yuan Kitchen, Shanghai, 1986     Archival Print
12 x 18 image on 16 x 20 paper   $600
matted and framed to 20 x 24   $800

7 x 10 image on 11 x 14 paper $400
matted and framed to 16 x 20 $600

Selected 4.5 x 6 images on 5 x 7 paper   $200 in 8 x 10 mat

 
Mark Chester

Chopsticks and Cigarette, Shanghai, 1986     Archival Print
12 x 18 image on 16 x 20 paper   $600
matted and framed to 20 x 24   $800

7 x 10 image on 11 x 14 paper $400
matted and framed to 16 x 20 $600

Selected 4.5 x 6 images on 5 x 7 paper   $200 in 8 x 10 mat

 
Mark Chester

Boy on a Stoop, Nassau, The Bahamas, 1971     Archival Print
12 x 18 image on 16 x 20 paper   $600
matted and framed to 20 x 24   $800

7 x 10 image on 11 x 14 paper $400
matted and framed to 16 x 20 $600

Selected 4.5 x 6 images on 5 x 7 paper   $200 in 8 x 10 mat

 
Mark Chester

Public Bar, Australia, 1977     Archival Print
12 x 18 image on 16 x 20 paper   $600
matted and framed to 20 x 24   $800

7 x 10 image on 11 x 14 paper $400
matted and framed to 16 x 20 $600

Selected 4.5 x 6 images on 5 x 7 paper   $200 in 8 x 10 mat

 
Mark Chester

Men With Pipes, Sweden, 1972     Archival Print
12 x 18 image on 16 x 20 paper   $600
matted and framed to 20 x 24   $800

7 x 10 image on 11 x 14 paper $400
matted and framed to 16 x 20 $600

Selected 4.5 x 6 images on 5 x 7 paper   $200 in 8 x 10 mat

 
Mark Chester

Tribal Woman, The Philippines, 1977     Archival Print
18 x 12 image on 20 x 16 paper   $600
matted and framed to 20 x 24   $800

10 x 7 image on 14 x 11 paper $400
matted and framed to 20 x 16 $600

Selected 4.5 x 6 images on 5 x 7 paper   $200 in 8 x 10 mat

 
Mark Chester

Two Hearts      Archival Print
12 x 18 image on 16 x 20 paper   $600
matted and framed to 20 x 24   $800

7 x 10 image on 11 x 14 paper $400
matted and framed to 16x20 $600

Selected 4.5 x 6 images on 5 x 7 paper   $200 in 8 x 10 mat
Sculpture by Jim Dine

 
Mark Chester

No Plastic Flowers      Silver Gelatin Print
Image 6 x 9     Matted and framed to 11 x 14    $295
From the NO IN AMERICA Book; Price includes a paperback book

 
Mark Chester

Woman on Bicycle with Watering Can, Germany      Silver Gelatin Print
13 x 19 on 16 x 20 paper    Matted and framed to 20 x 24 $795

 
Mark Chester

Woman with Mower, Switzerland      Silver Gelatin Print
13 x 19 on 16 x 20 paper    Matted and framed to 20 x 24 $795

 
Mark Chester

Seaweed Harvest, France     Archival Print
12 x 18 image on 16 x 20 paper   $600
matted and framed to 20 x 24   $800

7 x 10 image on 11 x 14 paper $400
matted and framed to 16x20 $600

Selected 4.5 x 6 images on 5 x 7 paper   $200 in 8 x 10 mat

 
Mark Chester

Eyeglasses, CA, 1978      Silver Gelatin Print
13 x 19 on 16 x 20 paper $750   Matted and framed to 20 x 24 $950
7 x 10 on 11 x 14 paper $550   Matted and framed to 16 x 20 $700

 
Mark Chester

Walking the Dog
7 x 10 on 11 x 14 sheet $550      Matted and framed to 16 x 20   $700

 
Mark Chester

Chaise Lounge Women
7 x 10 on 11 x 14 sheet $550      Matted and framed to 15 x 19   $700

 
Mark Chester

Dinosaur Park, SD, 1982     Silver Gelatin Print
13 x 19 on 16 x 20 sheet $750       Matted and framed to 20 x 24 $950
7 x 10 on 11 x 14 sheet $550      Matted and framed to 16 x 20   $700

 
Mark Chester

Wandering Jew, Maine, 2009     Archival Print
12 x 18 image on 16 x 20 paper   $600
matted and framed to 20 x 24   $800

7 x 10 image on 11 x 14 paper $400
matted and framed to 16x20 $600

Selected 4.5 x 6 images on 5 x 7 paper   $200 in 8 x 10 mat


 

Mark ChesterMark Chester has been a professional photographer since 1972. He was Director of Photography and staff photographer at ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), in New York City, prior to relocating to California in 1975.

His photographs and/or feature stories have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle/Examiner, Christian Science Monitor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Kansas City Star, Denver Post, Prime Time Magazine (Cape Cod Times), among others.

Chester created, produced and photographed the book, No In America (Taylor, 1986), a collection of tongue-in-cheek photographs of “no” signs. Previously, he photographed Charles Kuralt’s book, Dateline America (HBJ, 1979). Twosomes is his newest book.

In 1987, Chester created and produced the traveling exhibition and catalog, Shanghai: In Black and White, in commemoration of San Francisco’s “sister city”, as part of the San Francisco-Shanghai Cultural Exchange Program.  The photographs were displayed at the San Francisco Main Library, the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, The Kogod Arts Center of the Sidwell Friends School, Washington, D.C. and other venues.

Chester’s photographs are in permanent museum collections, including Baltimore, Brooklyn, Corcoran, Denver, Portland (Maine), San Francisco, and other institutions. His images have been exhibited nationwide in galleries, including O.K. Harris (NYC), Camera Obscura (CO), and San Francisco Airport and in galleries in Japan, Vietnam, London and alternative exhibition space.

Born in Baltimore, Chester grew up in Massachusetts and graduated from the University of Arizona (1967) with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He is a member of the Copley Society of Art, Boston. A former Adjunct Instructor at Cape Cod Community College, and photography instructor at the Falmouth Artists Guild and Cape Cod Art Association and Lesley University Seminars, Chester contributes the column, In My Mind’s Eye to the Community Newspaper Company on Cape Cod, including the Falmouth Bulletin. 


Twosomes by Mark chester Twosomes
Mark Chester
11 x 13 Hardcover
and dust jacket
218 pages: 202 plates plus text
$75
.00
   

Twosomes is an amazing book that could only have been created out of a lifetime of travel and observation by an indefatigable and watchful photographer: In this juxtaposition of matching moods and paraphernalia, Mark Chester shows us in an ingenious way how the world is related and how we matter to each other. I must add he succeeds in this with tremendous humanity and humor.”
— Paul Theroux, novelist, travel writer

August 18 - October 11, 2013: Exhibit at the Museum of Photography, Reykjavik, Iceland


Local authors serve up gifts of summer reading
By Melanie Lauwers, mlauwers@capecodonline.com
August 07, 2011

"Twosomes," Mark Chester (Un-Gyve Press, ISBN 978-0-9829198-0-4,
208 pages, $75)

Woods Hole photographer Mark Chester has published an intriguing collection of photographs for his current work. Chester, who has been a professional photographer since 1972, also is a longtime travel writer for many publications. His first book, "Dateline America," produced with Charles Kuralt, heralded a long line of books and gallery exhibitions. In "Twosomes," Chester's practiced eye brings together dual photos that have something in common. What that is is sometimes immediately obvious; but sometimes the commonality is humorous or intuitive. Nonetheless there's something that draws the reader's eyes to the pairs and the juxtapositions that are never forced but seem natural if sometimes deviously engaging.

 

Artist's Statement:
Photography is the medium that best expresses my observations and travel experiences. My work is not limited to any specific category. They are pictures of people, places and things that have touched me in some emotional, intellectual and whimsical way.

The creative process for making photographs is the same, whether I am on the street in Boston, documenting daily life in Cuba or an airplane factory in Shanghai. I observe the human condition as it unfolds before me, attempting to capture that telling moment of people interacting or the juxtaposition of people in their environment. The process is a combination of thinking, intuition and anticipation of the subject; that is, I think about the angle and position to shoot from, the composition of the subject, and the light conditions. It seems to all come together in a nanosecond. Henri Cartier-Bresson referred to it as the “decisive moment.”

For me a “finished piece” can be a single image or a series of photographs that best sums up the story that evokes a reaction. It resonates with the viewer. When I set out to document Shanghai as a cultural exchange project, I outlined a category of subjects to photograph, e.g. medicine, industry, the arts, etc. From each, I selected the one image that stood out from the others.

The Shanghai project (1986) and No In America book (1987), illustrate two significant, artistic accomplishments, as do my photographs illustrating Charles Kuralt’s radio essays, published in the book, Dateline America (1979).

Shanghai was published as a traveling exhibition catalog, a feature travel article in the Boston Globe and South Florida Sun-Sentinel; also as an exhibition with artist Jim Dine at the Museum of Fine Arts in Fort Lauderdale, the San Francisco Main Library and other venues.

No in America was on exhibit at OK Harris Gallery (NY), Camera Obscura Gallery (Denver). A story about the “no” adventure was published as a travel article in the Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe and other major newspapers. Images from Dateline America were exhibited at the Springfield (MA) Museum of Fine arts, in a tandem exhibition with Gordon Parks and at the Van Doren gallery in San Francisco.

Photographs that ultimately are published and exhibited confirm, for me, that my vision of people, places and things are worthy, meaningful and enlightening. It is a great thrill to share my work in these formats.

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