MMoA Artists Share: Mark Dixon

Mark Dixon is a photographer from Old Lyme, CT who aims to collect unique views of everyday surroundings.


“My training as a scientist helps me see details, understand relationships, and record information. I have worked hard at gaining a creative aesthetic to go with these observational skills.”


Mark became an Elected Artist member at MMoA in 2012.


About the Artist

Photo above:  Entitled Town Meeting and was taken in Polkovnik Serafimovo, Bulgaria.

“Most of my images are of people or how people influence their environment. My preference for portraits is images that capture people engaged in their daily activities; celebrating their lives, families, friends, and interests. These in-situ portraits hopefully reveal the true nature of the subject. Landscapes are a wonderful way to capture a memory, or document the status, of a place. I am particularly interested in images that portray how we influence, alter, and interact with our surroundings.

Found object photographs are another type of image that documents our influence on our surroundings. The camera, by its nature, removes context, often leading to disappointing results. The challenge for the photographer is to realize, and take advantage of, this characteristic. In these images I hope to fully exploit the camera’s natural tendencies. The goal is to create new ways to look at objects; to discover shapes, colors, patterns, and textures. It is the blending of recognizable and new that I find interesting.

I have been fortunate enough to have my work exhibited in many regional galleries and to become an elected artist in several art centers. I also have had the good luck to travel on several artists residencies. My goal is to continue to improve as a photographer and explore more ways to reach a broader audience.”