Mark S. Perry (1955- ), has spent his entire life in Ohio. Born in the picturesque,
historic river town of Marietta, Ohio, Mark was raised along the Ohio River in the
small town of Belpre, OH. His interests were science and the arts throughout his
education. Fascinated by his Dad’s Polaroid camera in the 60’s, Mark’s interest in
photography was strong but life didn’t allow him to pursue photography with vigor
until later in life. Mark attended and graduated from Ohio University in Athens, OH
majoring in microbiology and completed the pre-medical technology program. He
went on to become a registered medical technologist specializing in microbiology.
His distinguished career in medicine has consisted of successful positions in
management and diagnostic sales. Before devoting his free time to digital
photography, Mark officiated high school and college baseball for 38 seasons
which included experience officiating a Division III College World Series and
After his son, Jared, was raised and through college, Mark then focused like a laser
beam on his love for photography as an art. In 2008, he founded the Midwest
Photography Enthusiasts Group (MPEG) which has over 150 members from Ohio
and five surrounding states. Mark is the “Chief Enthusiast”. Mark’s love for
scenic landscapes and our precious wildlife is evident in his photography. His work
has been published in ezines like Photography Week, park and recreation
magazines, and a video for wolf preservation.
Mark is best known for his love for American bald eagle and HDR (high dynamic
range ) photography and digital paintery art techniques.
His wife of 35 years, Kimberly, is a nurse and they currently live in Cleveland, OH
“next to” the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio’s only National Park. Their long
term goal is a move to southwestern Montana.