Edinburgh born, Manchester based Mark Waugh started his photography career as a photographic printer, becoming the personal printer to Brian Ollier portrait photographer. Between assisting commercial photographers Mark become the darkroom assistant at the South Manchester Reporter, working as a photographer in the evenings and weekends. Soon he was a full time staff photographer, for all the papers newspapers and magazines.
Moving on to the Manchester Evening News in the 1990's , Mark soon made a name for himself gaining national press awards and a reputation for creative artist photography.
The down turn in the print media industry meant the MEN had to lose its staff photographers, but the then editor fought to keep Mark as the only staff photographer on the paper. Carrying on winning awards and building his reputation.
Today Mark is a premier photographer working freelance for newspapers, commercial clients, and his love of design has taken Mark into architectural photography.
Please view my online portfolio to find out why the MEN kept Mark long after all their other staff photographers.