born and raised in ohio, marcus attended columbus college of art & design as well as the michaelis school of fine art at the university of cape town, south africa. at age 9, he opened up an issue of vogue and never looked back. his love for glossy magazines, travel, fashion, the 20th century, women with style, and boys with beauty translates in to richly authentic portaits creating a narrative that resonated with thesalting’s ethos.
1what type of people inspire your photographs? i love performers.i love people who are able to express themselves.
2what brought you to new york? i grew up in small town ohio, and i wanted to see more of the world.i knew new york was the place for dreamers.
3dream job? i grew up in the 90’s, so i’ve always wanted to photograph a particular underwear campaign…
4describe yourself in 3 words. curious.devoted.dreamer.
5describe your high school self in 3 words. awkward.chubby.dreamer.
6what motivates you? art.it motivates me to think of new ways to see people and give them space to power.
7your 1st inspiration in photography? my first pictures were of a woman.i love that they can be anything, whereas men are more restricted because of the fragility of masculinity.
8favorite painter / artist? too many!irving penn, balenciaga, amy sherald, john singer sargent, richard avedon, dan flavin, nijinsky!
9does music effect your work? yes.always.i think music can really push ideas forward and at the very least inspire the energy while creating.