meet mark parren taylor.
mark parren taylor is an award-winning travel and food photographer whose work features in a variety of magazines, books and guides in the UK, US, Europe, east and southeast Asia, and Australia ... in a nutshell he takes pictures of faces, places and plates.
mark trained as an illustrator, then found himself designing books before ending up back where he started as a boy: behind the camera, looking at life through a lens.
mark is happiest working in a team or alone, close to home or far away, on a single shot or a whole story, to a focused brief or with a make-it-up-as-we-go-along approach ... in the end, he is there to create spot-on content.
mark loves heading on assignment for magazines, brochures and books—in between he's either in the heart of hometown London ... or shooting off somewhere under his own steam. Contact him to see what his plans are—he's always happy to integrate new projects into his trips.
He has extensive libraries full of unique, evocative, flavourful images waiting to be used. See if he's got what you need.
Destinations covered—with many frequently updated and expanded—include
Japan ▪︎ Tokyo ▪︎ Kyoto ▪︎ Nikko ▪︎ Kiso Valley ▪︎ Matsumoto
China ▪︎ Beijing ▪︎ Shanghai ▪︎ Chengdu ▪︎ Chengde ▪︎ Pingyao
Hongkong ▪︎ Macau ▪︎ Taiwan
Thailand ▪︎ Bangkok ▪︎ Isan ▪︎ Hua Hin
Vietnam ▪︎ Laos ▪︎ Cambodia
Malaysia ▪︎ Singapore
Myanmar ▪︎ Burma ▪︎ Yangon ▪︎ Rangoon
US ▪︎ New York ▪︎ California ▪︎ Alaska ▪︎ Arizona
BVI ▪︎ Aruba ▪︎ Bermuda
France ▪︎ Paris ▪︎ Nice ▪︎ Toulouse ▪︎ Cahors ▪︎ Grenoble
Belgium ▪︎ Antwerp
Netherlands ▪︎ Amsterdam
Spain ▪︎ Madrid ▪︎ Granada ▪︎ A Coruna
Portugal ▪︎ Lisbon ▪︎ Porto ▪︎ Faro ▪︎ Aveiro
Italy ▪︎ Venice ▪︎ Rome ▪︎ Dolomites
Awards and prizes
2022 Shortlisted, Photography Prize, Travel Media Awards
2021 Winner, Photography Prize, Travel Media Awards
2021 2nd, Previously Published, Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year
2017 Finalist, Food, Travel Photographer of the Year
2017 Shortlisted, Beautiful Gardens, International Garden Photographer of the Year
2017 Shortlisted, Photography Prize, Travel Media Awards