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About Me

COMING TO JAKARTA, MANILA AND CEBU EARLY APRIL 2024. Reach out if you wish to explore shooting opportunities. Thanks

Email: slphoto2u(at)gmail(dot)com 
  (at)  to minimize automated email scalping.


SLOWLY rebuilding new INSTA  page with less enthusiasm ... New page is @SouthernLightDownUnderR  (yes, now 2rr at end)

Where to start? The journey has been a long one and looking back seems more important than the destination. But it's principally a journey of love. The joy of making beautiful images and bringing joy to others. You will  judge my success. You might gather I don't do horror/gore/bondage styles. I want images that uplift: not  confront or can be seen as exploitative.

I am principally a landscape photographer and hope that it shows in my portfolio. While I do dabble in the studio I am happiest shooting on location. The studio is too sterile! Throw the lighting and weather challenges my way any day. Always different and rarely predictable. When it works it's fantastic!

My current themes are an interest in edgy fashion, 30's - 40's glamour styles that combine outfits and styling typical of the era and burlesque styling also of interest. Experimenting with tasteful lingerie, dabbling with tasteful fetish styles also is an interest. Landscape art-nudes remain (to me) the 'purist form' of photographic artistic expression. If any of these interest you please PM or email me.

Am cautious when models tell me they're "reliable" and "professional". Please don't tell me ... just show me.

Now having said that  I would like to thank the wonderful models who have worked with me to make this portfolio possible. I am very indebted to you all. Without you I am back to a pure landscape and railway photographer ..


Above, the beautiful Elodie "wearing" a painter's drop sheet. Proof that a beautiful woman can wear anything & look great. No MM account.

The beautiful Allison, aka Audrey Hepburn

Above, Tara now "Profile Withdrawn" from MM. WE ALL SEE TOO MANY LOVELY WOMEN HASSLED OFF THIS SITE BY UNSCRUPULOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS. Quite pathetic. Sometimes I think there's too much mayhem and not enough modelling. Yes, jealous and insecure boyfriends play a role too but I keep being told of sleazy GWC types.

Above, the beautifully pregnant Tara Sofia Caruso MM#2205259  Tara's images on my site.

Above, the stunning Samy MM#2548626  Samy's gallery on my site:

Above, the beautiful and charming Lani MM#1815592  Lani's gallery on my site:

My interest in photography grew from a love of landscape and railways. My dad gave me an old Zeiss Ikon 6x9 cm folding bellows camera that I still have today. Am more or less self taught through years of personal study and experimentation with medium format film cameras. A physics degree (minor in chemistry) helped too. Graduated the traditional route of wedding photography with all the pressures of waiting 24 hrs to see the proofs .. long after the wedding was over, and too late to re-shoot. This, together with my use of medium format cameras imposed a regime of 'getting it right' in-camera. I retain the methodical shooting techniques honed over a couple of decades (or more!).

However I've now been seduced by the ease of digital technology and have largely exchanged the smelly and lonely darkroom for the lightroom. However I don't shoot the digital scatter-gun approach that relies on percentages and editing software to clean up the mess!

(My) 'Terms of Engagement' are simple really. You work for my portfolio .. I pay you. I shoot for your portfolio .. you pay me. Yes, you read correctly ..  We shoot for each others portfolios .. we share costs. It's called 'TF' & seems fair to me. This is a community of artists who should be uplifting each other. We each bring expertise:  talent and costs to a shoot. I am not interested in paying you to build your portfolio alone. This attitude seems far too common on this site.

Maybe I will hear from a select few of you ... Oh, and I ignore most 'drive-by' Friend requests .. especially if you have hundreds of "Friends" already. You don't need, or will remember me! To take you seriously I need to see you TAG, Comment or PM me first.

To all traveling models who contact me I assume that you like and value my work and are offering your services TFP on a win-win basis.
Regards, and stay safe.


IG @southernlightdownunderr. (new site ending rr)
WA +61 491960406

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"It was so lovely meeting and working with Mark! Very professional, great communication and overall just wonderful to shoot with. Pictures came out gorgeous. Highly recommend!" Read less

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"We worked together on location in Sydney before he moved more south and we got some great shots from it. I'd like to work with him again in future for sure. Thanks, kind regards, all the best." Read less

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"This man brings a rare insight and beauty to the art. He works in the outback, in Australia, and has managed to combine the natural dramatic beauty of the female form with the natural drama of his landscapes. If ever you are offered the opportunity to work with Southern Light, TAKE IT! To this day this remains the most enlightening shoot of my life - through Southern Light I was also introduced to the majesty of the Australian outback, which has directly altered the course of my life (for the better, obviously). A true-blue Aussie with a wealth of information, it's worth meeting this man just to converse with him (this I say as a scientist, a traveller, a model and an amateur historian). And if you need proof of his credentials, his work speaks for itself." Read less

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"Lovely and creative photographer who looks for something different, which I really like!" Read less

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"Mark ( Southern Light) is a down to earth, creative and professional photographer. I true delight to work with, with strong concepts and vision. Prompt, great communication and a lovely person to boot!" Read less

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"Nice Photographer & friendly..... Easy to talk & always wellcome about other opinion or another idea 👍🏾👍🏾🤗" Read less

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"Mark was wonderful to work with and I love the photos we created. I hope we can work together again soon!" Read less

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"All I can do is sing praise to Mark for such beautiful photographs he has provided! Amazing individual to work with!" Read less

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"Oh such kind words, thank you kindly for the opportunity to work with you. As I said at the shoot, you have an amazing eye for detail. I had a great time, you are a wonderful bloke it is a shame we live so far apart from each other. Though do hope to work together again one day :)" Read less

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Credit Notes

Models in my MM portfolio:

Kimberley, aka Disastergirl #1203772
Anne Duffy #23637
Tash Williams #176022
Clancee H #822680
Lucy-Ella Hope  #758132
Lauren Elyse F #1130855
Rhiannon #1243025
KarajaneC #1532016
NikolineB #1425183
Teigan Clarke #1569783
Larni Jean #1815592k
Tara Sofia Caruso #2205259
Mea Culpa #1728082
April-Bella #1215732
Taliah Campbell #3796606


Alison #787953  (Sydney)
Caroline, Makeup Masterpiece #1175007 (Adelaide)
Aleisha, Makeme Dutchess #1026680 (Adelaide)
Antoinette #1375415 (Brisbane)
Michael Williams, via #1532016 (Melbourne) recommended
DaveFX #1715856