Mark J. Pacheco

Art. Photography. Life.


Posted by MarkJason On April - 16 - 2010

Marisol, a long time friend and mentor had asked me to take some photos of her New Genre & Site Specific class at Southwestern College. I took this class maybe 4 years ago, and I loved it. We went on trips to different museums here and up north and did lots of installations within SWC and out for the community, I had the best experience and I wanted to give the students a great experience with their photos. Full size Resolution photos are available on my Flickr, link on the right. Enjoy.

The Barbie: Details: Student: Jessic.a digitally manipulated onto or should I say into a photo of the box.

Jack Black: Details: Student: Andrew. His photo consists of 3 parts head/ torso, hand, and legs, all pieced together and superimposed on the wallpaper of the Pick of Destiny movie poster he requested.

Clockwork Orange: Details: Student: Kalen. She wanted to recreate the classic novel/movie cover. Simple edits and digital media for the ‘eye’ she longed for.

The Most Incredible Man In the World. Details: Student forgot his name. Great make up and character. Simple lighting, the rest was done in photoshop.

Ron Jeremy: Details: Student: Patrick. Simple lighting on a red drape one of the first photos I took that day.

Japanese Rebel Schooler: Details: Student: Andrew. Bare flash, shot low. Arranged manga style.

La Pieta: Details: Student Sabrina. Just wow. Completely covered in Slip (Clay/water) Freezing cold and heavy drapes. Great work. The pedestal was the deal breaker.

All the photos were shot with just one speedlite through shoot-thru umbrella by and edited by me

There were other impersonations, however; I was not able to shoot them all as there were other photogs (students? nubs?  i was trying to give them advice and they shruged me, they had like 3 alien bees all on 1/32 power with umbrellas facing the other direction, teacher whereabouts?) The other students who shot with them weren’t as pleased and wished they shot with me =D


Posted by MarkJason On March - 18 - 2010

Had fun helping out Grise with her “Exposed” Project for her performance art class @ UCSD. We just used a flood light, flashlight, reflector, and a projector. G9 controlled all the lighting and I got some great footage as well as some statics. Here’s a shot I edited with LR2 a bit.

And her compiled final version uploaded on youtube:

The rest of the photo set is on my flickr. Click the link on the right ->

The Grisellian Curves

Posted by MarkJason On November - 1 - 2009

My first wordpess post from my new iPhone 3gs!

I had the chance to sit in and photograph my good friend, Grisel doing what she does best- painting whether its on canvas or peoples faces. She and my other good friend Caro have a small facepainting business that does party get togethers and holiday events such as Halloween. The Grisellian Curves are her style of art which involves lots of curvy vectors and such.


La Katrina

Grisel M.

Grisel as La Katrina

Check out the rest on my flickr: Flickr




About Me

Mark, Jason, MarkJason, MJ, whatever. I love art, it\'s my passion, I have a background in sculpture (ceramics, metal, wire, plaster) airbrushing, and silk screening. I have a passion for photography and candids. I love just taking pictures. Oh yea, I\'m also a nurse.