“Mark Peacock’s photographs not only depict beautiful remaining neon signs, they tell the story of that culture as it exists in the Los Angeles area of Southern California In some ways, Mark is a documentarian, but he captures his subjects so vibrantly beautiful that they become more than that”
. –Randy Fox for American Elegy
Born and raised in Los Angeles Mark has always had an affinity for the unique culture of LA and Southern California. “As a native Angeleno, I’ve seen and enjoyed many of the things and places that are no longer here. Unlike other cities that preserve their history, LA has a penchant for tearing things and places down like much of the novelty or Googie architecture, which had its beginnings here in Southern California. We are also blessed with so many wonderful art deco buildings, along with some of the greatest movie palaces ever built. In the four thousand and so odd square miles of LA county, there is an abundance of vintage neon signs still around. It’s something that I’ve found fascinating since I was a kid. LA has its diversity be it in culture, ethnicity or topography. For someone who likes to take pictures, it’s nothing but a treasure trove”
Mark has been capturing many of the places, things and people that make up the unique melting pot of LA & So. Cal. In 2010 Mark authored two fine art photography books “Carny” and “Liquor n Booze” along with having many of his photographic images licensed for print and website use. 2011 has seen the interest of some of LA’s best galleries in Mark’s fine art photographic work including exhibitions at the Annex Gallery, Art Share LA, Exchange LA, Groundwork Gallery, L'Art pour L'Art & upcoming Feb. 2012 show at the Gallery at 1000 Van Ness in San Fransisco CA.