My name is Mark Kelly I am a Fashion, Portrait, and Fine Art Photographer. Born, and living in London, I first picked up a camera and taught myself how to use it in the summer of 2013, when my first child was six months old to document his life. It was while I was due to start a second year of a Law degree on a Monday, that my father passed away the Friday before; I found photography a way of escape. Family pictures expanded on to street photography which I still do for fun today. However, the decisive moment came when I was just about to have a knee operation after a running injury in February 2016. It was when the nurse told me that I was 'due to go to the operating theatre in ten minutes', that it hit me, that life is too short, and I should follow my dream of being a photographer full time. I was asked to do some portfolio shots from people contacting me through social media where my passion grew for model shoots using flash as well as natural light. So in May 2016 I put a team together using social media and did my first studio shoot called Tokyo Girl, having never stepped into a studio before. Since then, I have been lucky enough to regularly shoot with some of the best modelling agencies in London. I've been selected by Photography Mastered 2017 and have been asked by Phase One to shoot for them at their London Stand Out event 2017. My future plans would be to be represented by an agency, shooting for the top brands and fashion magazines.