Back in May, I received a very exciting message from one of Saskatoon's most sought after photographers - Mark Tiu! He wanted to collaborate, and it most certainly made my entire week that he even considered me. Little did he know, I was, and still am, the BIGGEST fan of his work.
We decided to drive out towards a somewhat deserted road on the outskirts of the city and hope for the best. I was extremely nervous, as I have little to no experience with modelling. Mark's feed is flooded with stunning photos of established models, and I was very nervous to be pictured next to them. With that being said, I tried my best to put my nerves aside. These are some of the final products that Mark was able to capture:
Pretty amazing work, right?
Mark made me feel extremely comfortable, was clear with direction, and was very friendly. His talent is evident in his work, but he is a genuinely kind person whose passion for creating is contagious.
He is currently nearing the end of a 90 day portrait project. If you have time, I highly suggest you take the time to check out his instagram (@markjosephtiu) and take a look at his project. It features the faces of many people along with a description of how Mark met each person. This project is a ton of work, as he takes time out of each day to craft a perfect portrait for each person, all free of charge. If that doesn't speak tons about his character, then I don't know what will!
I was lucky enough to be featured on day 15!