Mark Vessey

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British Photographer

Mark Vessey is a British photographic artist whose work is inspired by the idea of creating art from collections of everyday objects. He spends his life searching for that elusive edition of a magazine; that one book that will make his collection complete. He explores every facet of them with an intensity that only a collector can. He is relentless pursuit of organisation, of order.

Suitably enough, his ongoing body of work is called Collections. It takes inspiration from Mark Vessey’s love of vintage magazines like The Face and Playboy, as well as groundbreaking contemporary titles like Attitude.

Individually, these publications are a snapshot in time. When put together in physical and photographic form these collections take on new meaning. After all, this is a time when catalogues of books can be held on a Kindle, when ownership of a vast music collection is just a monthly subscription away.

“It’s a balancing act between choosing the right magazines to represent a period in time and the right spines that will sit together and capture that magazine’s identity…” – Mark Vessey

Mark Vessey also celebrates one of the enduring icons of the publishing world the Penguin paperback book.

Mark Vessey explains: “My work is about trying to establish a sense of order. There is comfort in collecting things, studying things that people take for granted, grouping every day objects into such a way that they become something special, seeing how they fit together to become a thing of great beauty.”

 

‘Another Magazine’ by Mark Vessey. Photographic art of a stack of the British bi-annual culture and fashion magazine.
‘POP Magazine’ is a Limited Edition photographic print from Mark Vessey. A stack of Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter editions of the UK fashion magazine Pop.
‘Absolut Blue’ by Mark Vessey depicts an array of clear Absolut vodka bottles, in varying sizes shot from above.
‘Absolut’ by Mark Vessey depicts an array of Absolut vodka bottles, in varying sizes and colours, shot from above.  
Attitude 15 by Mark Vessey photographic art of books
DISCO by Mark Vessey is A Photographic Print of Iconic Record Sleeves
dazed and confused by mark vessey. photographic art of magazine stack
wallpaper magazines by mark vessey, photographic art of magazine stack
william shakespeare by mark vessey, photographic art a row of Shakespeare books.
wallpaper city guides by mark vessey, photographic art of a row of city guides books.
the september issue by mark vessey, photographic art of a stack of September issue Vogues.
the face by mark vessey, photographic art of a stack of The Face issues.
studio 54 by mark vessey, photographic art of the front of NewYork nightclub Studio 54.
playboy by mark vessey, photographic art of a stack of Playboy magazines.
penguin parade by mark vessey, photographic art of a row of penguin paperback books.
LOVE by mark vessey, photographic art of of a stack of paperback books.
Keith-Haring by mark vessey, photographic art of a stack of Keith Haring books.
i-D-Magazines by Mark Vessey, photographic art of a stack of i-D magazines.
attitude by mark vessey, photographic art of a stack of Attitude magazines.
Attitude When I'm Out by Mark Vessey, photographic art of a stack of Attitute magazines.