London mentors Kobi Israel and Rupert Truman taught Mark Paulda the rules of photography and how to break them. From 'straight photography' to more innovative work, the camera is never far from his side. In "Celebrating El Paso", Paulda turns to documenting the unique bi-cultural heritage that is El Paso. His time-lapsed evocations of traffic at twilight or his explorations of the majestic mountains of the area celebrate the city that occupies a unique vantage point - on the border of two countries, three states, a military installation, and an Indian reservation.
MARK PAULDA was a semi-finalist for Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year and at the Venice International Photo Awards. His photographs have been exhibited at the Dallas Arboretum, at the 2008 International Exhibition of Fine Art Photography at the Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado, and the Georgetown Art Hop in Georgetown, Texas, among others. He lives in El Paso, Texas.