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Mark Alexander Photography

A photography guide


Contents

Background / St Andrews.................... 4/5 Mark’s photography / editorial ............. 6/7 Editorial case study 1.......................... 8/9 Editorial case study 2.......................10/11 Editorial case study 3.......................12/13 Editorial case study 4.......................14/15 Editorial case study 5.......................16/17 Commercial photography .................18/19 Tournaments...................................20/21 Contact...........................................22/23 2


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Award-winning photographer from the Home of Golf

Brought up in St Andrews, it seemed inevitable that Mark would work in the golf industry. But after studying at Aberdeen and St Andrews universities, his first steps into journalism took him to the busy streets of London and the likes of the CBI and Janes. Sometime later, a return to Fife provided him with an opportunity to enter the world of freelancing from which he has never looked back.

Since then his work has appeared in various magazines (including Golf Monthly, Golf World, Golf Illustrated, Golf International, Today’s Golfer and Golf Course Architecture) not to mention a host of websites and corporate marketing literature. He has also worked with numerous international golfing bodies and organisations including two in his home town (St Andrews Links Trust and The R&A).

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Editorial

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Case study 1 - OLD SCHOOL CHARM David Joy’s improvised caricature of Old Tom Morris brings to life one of the fabled characters of golf. But 22 years after first treading the boards as the golfing legend, he reveals there is more to playing Old Tom than donning a fake beard and a tweed jacket

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Case study 2 - RESURRECTION MAN To breathe life back into the floundering Pompadour restaurant, Craig Sandle looked to its past for inspiration. He tells Mark Alexander how it was done

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Case study 3 - THE TALE OF SCRATCH MACTEE The birth of a legend is a rare and wonderful thing but it is hardly ever documented. Even more intriguing is the creative process that lies behind the enigmatic Scratch Mactee

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Case study 4 - BUILDING BRIDGES John Imlay is on a mission. As well as championing the Bobby Jones name, he is also passionate about building bridges over some of Scotland’s great links courses

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Case study 5 - THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE Being the first golf course ever has a certain ring to it. It’s a title with added pizzazz and status. So significance is it, you would think it would be easy pick a winner. But it ain’t

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Commercial photography

Mark’s ability to combine technique and timing enables him to create vivid studies of some well-known and not-sowell-known places and scenes. But his remit extends far beyond the sweeping undulations of landscape photography. 18


An accomplished architectural, reportage and portrait photographer, Mark has been commissioned by numerous companies, trade bodies and umbrella organisations, as well as a host of magazines and newspapers, to photograph a range of personalities and projects. 19


Tournaments

Mark also attends major golf tournaments as an accredited photographer capturing all the thrills and spills of tour golf. Whether he is shooting for sponsors, venues, magazines or sanctioning bodies, Mark always makes sure he’s in the right spot at the right time. time.

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Contact

For more information about commissioning Mark, buying prints or arranging usage rights, please call: T: +44 (0) 1337 858 807 M: +44 (0) 07855 361 203 E: info@markalexanderphotography.co.uk For more examples of Mark’s work, please visit: www.markalexanderphotography.co.uk 23


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