Mark Dornfeld has devoted his life to his art. From his youthful focus on and work in the theater and photography to his long career in visual effects, Mark's over -riding interest has been in creating beautiful, unique images that capture the spirt and soul of a moment or a feeling. They relate a narrative or tell a story, though often using non-narrative or painterly techniques to get their ideas across.
To support his dedication to the art of photography, he was an artisan worker in the film industry for forty years, migrating to Disney, where he eventually participated in the creation of visual effects for many of its major releases, and then to his own Custom Film Effects, where he created the visual effects for such films as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Note Book, The Descendants, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, among many, many more.
He successfully navigated the transition from analog to digital image creation in the film industry, and has incorporated his experience in both realms in the development or his own work, which he has pursued exclusively since leaving the film business.
His work has been included in both individual and group shows and hangs in a number of private collections.
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