Mark Leary

Director | Photographer | Friend

Mark Leary is an award-winning film maker and photographer. A contemporary artist, he is an observer of the everyday, capturing the minutiae of life and translating it into moments of magic.

Subjects of the familiar are created with atmosphere, subtlety and beauty. His imagery holds a strong narrative which the audience identifies with, whether it is a mundane detail, panoramic landscape or the raw honesty of his portraiture.

Mark works with a unique colour palette to create beautiful and artistic visuals. His work is modern, stylish and creative.

“With his unique colour palette and beautiful lighting, Mark Leary creates a familiar, almost nostalgic feeling to his subject.”
Aine Donovan – Associate Producer, BBH London

“Mark’s imagery is dreamlike. Whether it’s magnificent snow-capped mountains or surfers at sunset, everything he shoots has a magical quality. His images convey universal concepts of wonder, adventure, exploration, living in the moment and mindfulness.”
Guy Merrill – Global Head of Art, Getty

With over thirteen years of stills & film expertise, Mark has created award winning fine art images, films, advertising campaigns, design & editorial works and published three books.


Mark Leary Photography Portfolio


Ambrosia, AMV BBDO, BBH, Blacks, British Gas, British Airways, BT, CHI, Creative Circle, DDB London, Finisterre, Frank, HMRC, Huck Magazine, Ikea, Interbrand, Isobel, JWT, Kellys, KFC, Leo Burnett, LG, Mastercard, Mother, Nike, O2, Orange, NHS, Publicis, Reebok, Rubson, Saatchi & Saatchi, Scoot, Shell, Surf, TBWA, Typhoo, T-Mobile, Visa Business, Royal Bank of Scotland, The Guardian, Huck Magazine, Vans, VCCP, W+K Portland, WCRS, World Trade Centre Memorial, Yahoo


2012 – SALT + WAX; 2012 – Ferry Journeys; 2007 – Made in China


AOP Awards
Campaign Press – Silver
Creative Circle – Silver
Creative Review Photography Annual
D&AD – two silvers and 3 nominations
One Show USA – nomination
Foto8 Summershow 2012