Mark Lindsay has been in imaging since he was 14 years old when his parents bought him his first SLR camera. Shortly thereafter he set up a darkroom in his bedroom and has been making photographs ever since. He attended Rochester Institute of Technology where he earned his BS in Professional Photography in 1978. He continued on at RIT to complete the coursework for his MS degree in Printing Technology.
After leaving RIT, Lindsay joined Azoplate Division of American Hoechst Corporation where he developed and tested lithographic plates for the graphic arts industry and installed large platemaking systems at newspaper publishing operations.
In 1980 he moved to San Francisco and was employed for fifteen years at George Lithograph Company as a sales representative, customer service manager, sales manager, and eventually vice president of sales and marketing. He then spent two years as general manager at Lithocraft, Inc., a high-end sheetfed lithographer located in Santa Rosa.
For the next seven years Lindsay, as president of Lindsay & Associates, was a graphic arts industry consultant, specializing in digital-imaging workflows, sales and marketing, and strategic planning. At the same time he taught cooking classes at Tavola Festiva, his cooking school in Corte Madera, which specialized in authentic Italian cuisine.
In 2002 he left the printing industry and returned to graduate school where he completed his MFA in Studio Arts at John F. Kennedy University. His final show, Desolation‘s Comfort: Photographic Re-collections was held in October, 2007. The show received rave critical reviews. It later showed for three months at ColorGraphics in San Francisco. Lindsay is a painter in watercolor and acrylic, and a photographer, specializing in photomontage.
Lindsay teaches painting, digital photography, and photoshop for photographers. He teaches bookmaking to artists at College of Marin. He also builds web sites for creative professionals and provides high-end digital printing for artists and photographers. He lives in Corte Madera with his wife, Susie, and their three cats.