David Marks' new book, Road Trip, captures the ‘cool road trip’ of our collective imagination. Throughout the journey he had two travelling companions: a Diana and a Polaroid camera - both manufactured in the 1960s and 70s and purchased from op shops for a meagre sum. The images featured in this collection have been captured over a number of years. Sadly, some of the subjects have since been demolished. The book invites the viewer to take a hypnotic trip along memory’s lanes and highways through immersion in these images.
About the author
David Marks was awarded a degree in Fine Art Photography under John Cato at Victoria College, Prahran. He worked as a technician for professional photography laboratories in the 1990s, and was an assistant photographer to Andrew Chapman. Marks has worked as a freelance photographer for 20 years, shooting corporate, event and editorial photography. As well as working commercially, he has exhibited his own personal fine art photography over the last 25 years in numerous group shows.
Some of his clients have included: ACP Magazines, Allen & Unwin, Anglicare Victoria, Beyondblue, CFA, Diabetes Victoria, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne City Council, Museum of Victoria, Mushroom Records, Oxfam, RACV, RMIT University, , Swinburne University of Technology, The Heart Foundation, VicHealth, Vic Super, Victorian College of the Arts, Warner Records, State Library of Victoria, The Big Issue Landcare Victoria, Melbourne University, Opera Australia. Australian Business Arts Foundation, Sports illustrated (US), Laminex and AXA.