Mark Roper

With beginnings in London, Mark now lives in Melbourne and his photographic career has spanned decades and countries. Mark is a commercial photographer who shoots for a wide range of commercial and editorial clients including Conde Nast Traveller, Aesop and Herman Miller.


Mark’s Arcane series is a merging of unpredictability and imbalance through manipulation and distortion with an intention to explore beauty and mystery. Arcane is a dynamic marriage of old and new technology. With the immediacy and unpredictability of polaroid photography as a platform, the traditional chemicals of a developing dark room as a studio and a digital camera to document the conversations between these unexpected blended materials – Mark has created a pure and extraordinary experimentation of photography. The resulting complexity of light, texture and form is the underlying support for this elaborate photographic study and sophisticated fine art photography.