Recent Work Book Signing at Arcana: Books on the Arts

June 8, 2019

On Saturday, June 8th from 4:00-6:00PM Mark de Paola and Arcana: Books on the Arts hosted a book signing event to a large crowd. A select number of signed copies of Recent Work are now available for purchase at Arcana: Books on the Arts. Call to reserve your copy.

Recent Work opens at The Gallery at Leica Store San Francisco

May 16, 2019 - July 3, 2019

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S Magazine Feature Article: EMA

January 14, 2019

On January 14, 2019, S Magazine released an article featuring the ongoing artistic collaboration between Mark de Paola and model and artist, Ema McKie. The interview also features highlights about de Paola’s artistic inspirations, creative process, and his recent acceptance of Recent Work in the Museum of Modern Art, New York City. CLICK HERE to view the editorial and article.

Recent Work Book Added to The Museum of Modern Art, NYC and The Getty, Los Angeles Permanent Collections

January 2019

The Making Of Recent Work in Three Parts Documentary Release

November 28, 2018

Mark de Paola and Alessia Glaviano, Senior Photo Editor of Vogue Italia, Discuss the State of the Art

October 21, 2018

Mark de Paola Releases His First Book Recent Work Published by Alex Ramos Press

October 13, 2018

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Mark de Paola and Leica Store San Francisco Present Select Images from NEW Series "Recent Work" at SF PhotoFairs

February 23 - 25, 2018

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"Art of Backstage" at Leica Store New York Soho

February 4 - End of March 2018

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Leica Camera TL2 Commercial "UNPARALLELED BEAUTY" Worldwide Launch

July 10, 2017

The Leica Camera TL2 Commercial "Unparalleled Beauty" directed by Mark de Paola was launched today to a worldwide audience. 

"Minimalist design, compelling qualities inside. The new, second-generation Leica TL2 sets standards and takes this camera class into an entirely new dimension.

Speed, picture quality, and ease of handling characterize these intrinsic values and make a statement the like of which has never been seen before." - Leica Camera AG


"Art of Backstage" featured in LiveFAST Magazine

"Art of Backstage" was recently reviewed on LiveFAST Magazine.

"Photographer Mark de Paola has a sixth sense for capturing moments at their most cinematic, creating a narrative that feels both ethereal and visceral, simultaneously intimate and larger than life. De Paola is known for his evocative photography that blurs the line between fashion photography and photojournalism, and his latest series, “Art of Backstage,” continues that theme, finding moments of raw intimacy and haunting humanity among models backstage at the notorious New York Fashion Week. Immersing himself..." - Alison Green at LiveFAST Magazine

CLICK HERE to read more. 

"Art of Backstage" Solo Exhibition Opening NEW Leica Gallery GINZA SIX

Mark's newest series "Art of Backstage" will open the brand new Leica Gallery and store, GINZA SIX, on April 18th, 2017. The show will run through June 13th, 2017. CLICK HERE for more information. 

"Photography Wide Open" Masters Workshop with Leica Akademie Japan

December 11, 2016

Mark de Paola and the dePAOLA Pictures team presented the abridged "Photography Wide Open" Masters Workshop to a group of Leica Akademie Japan students on December 11, 2016. De Paola presented the talk through a Japanese Interpreter allowing audience members to understand the technical and nuanced information simultaneously in Japanese and English.

"60 Seconds" Opening Reception at Leica Gallery Ginza

December 8, 2016

On Thursday, December 8th, 2016 Mark de Paola and Leica Gallery Ginza team in Tokyo, Japan presented a brand new curation of the "60 Seconds" series to the public. The show was a curation of fourteen 16"X20" prints shown to a packed audience. The show will be on display at the Leica Gallery Ginza through February 28th, 2017.

"60 Seconds" Solo Exhibition at Leica Gallery Ginza Announced

December 2, 2016

Mark de Paola's "60 Seconds" series will open at the Leica Gallery Ginza on December 8, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm. The exhibition will be a brand new curation of the series with prints sizing 16 inches by 20 inches. The show will run through February 28th, 2017.

dePAOLA Pictures "Photography Wide Open" Masterclass at New York Film Academy 

November 30, 2016

Mark de Paola and the dePAOLA Pictures team joined the New York Film Academy Photography majors at Burbank Studios Wednesday for a Masterclass Intensive. De Paola challenged the students with a wide range of imagery and discussion as well as studio exercises.

dePAOLA Pictures "Photography Wide Open" Workshop at Leica Gallery Boston

November 5, 2016

On November 5th, 2016 Mark de Paola and the dePAOLA Pictures gave a sold out Masters Workshop with the Leica Akademie. Attendees were immersed into the world of "Photography Wide Open", challenging their own philosophical and photographic beliefs. 

"60 Seconds" Opening Reception at Leica Gallery Boston

November 3, 2016

Mark de Paola's fine art photographic series "60 Seconds" opened Thursday, November 3rd from 6pm to 9pm . The show will run through January 2nd, 2017. This solo exhibition is the first artist proof curation with each print hand printed and hand signed by artist. For inquiries, please email

Mark de Paola and the Leica Akademie at Photoville NYC

September 27, 2016

Last weekend, Mark de Paola and the dePAOLA Pictures team participated as part of the Leica Akademie's programming at the annual Photoville Festival in Brooklyn, New York. The festivities began Friday for the first ever #printstameet with Leica Camera, followed by Mark de Paola's talk "Photography Wide Open" at the Leica Akademie tent. Saturday was in full force with Leica's panel discussion "See the Bigger Picture: Defining Your Style as a Photographer in the Digital Age" with Mark de Paola alongside photographers Ralph Gibson, Joshua Allen Harris, Van Styles, and moderator Stephen Pulvirent. 

To view highlights from the Photoville panel discussion, CLICK HERE

"60 Seconds" Solo Exhibition at Leica Gallery Boston Announced

August 15, 2016

"60 Seconds" by Mark de Paola will open this fall on Thursday, November 3rd and will be the second solo show for the gallery following Magnum photographer Constantine Manos. Join us November 3rd for the opening reception of "60 Seconds"! The official RSVP will be released soon.

For more information about "60 Seconds" at Leica Gallery Boston, CLICK HERE

dePAOLA Pictures "Photography Wide Open" Workshop at Leica Store San Francisco

July 30, 2016

On July 30th, Mark de Paola gave an exclusive one day workshop, "Photography Wide Open" at Leica Store San Francisco. The day was filled with intense conversation and guided exercises in interior and exterior environments. Check out our "Events" page for more information on upcoming talks and workshops!

To read more about the Leica SF "Photography Wide Open", CLICK HERE

Images above by Wayne Serrano

dePAOLA Pictures Gallery Talk at "Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition" at The Contemporary Jewish Museum

July 29, 2016

On July 29th Mark de Paola revealed the secrets of Kubrick's magical relationship with cameras and lenses.

To read more, CLICK HERE

dePAOLA Pictures Partners With Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles

July 26, 2016

The dePAOLA Pictures Team has partnered with Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles to make a difference in the lives of those with and affected by Alzheimer's disease. 

To read more, CLICK HERE

NYFW Editorial Featured In Peluquerias Magazine

July 13, 2016


Images from Mark de Paola's "Art Of Backstage" series were recently featured in the July 2016 Issue of Peluquerias Magazine, based in Spain. This series of images was from the Naeem Khan FW16 collection. 

Hair by Jon Reyman using Aveda

Makeup by Gato from Maybelline

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Coffee, Cameras, and Conversation with Mark de Paola at Leica Gallery LA

July 10, 2016

Sunday, July 10th Mark de Paola spoke at Leica Gallery Los Angeles for their "Coffee, Cameras, and Conversation" series where de Paola will shared an abridged version of his "The Way I See It" lecture as well as his background and insight into photography, and as the concept and artistic process behind "60 Seconds".

Click below to view excerpts from the lecture:


COOPH Features Mark de Paola's Series "60 Seconds" at Leica Gallery LA

"COOPH", the Cooperative of Photography, recently featured a selection of images from Mark de Paola's "60 Seconds" series as well as more information about his current solo exhibition at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles.

To view the feature, CLICK HERE

LiveFAST Magazine Reviews Mark de Paola's Series "60 Seconds"

June 15, 2016

LiveFAST Magazine editor Alison Green reviews Mark de Paola's "60 Seconds" series giving a woman's perspective on beauty, vulnerability, and the nature of intimacy. "The abstract fluidity of the long exposure means that the photos are blurred and the figures surreal, but the expressive sensuality of the female form is still powerfully felt." - Alison Green for LiveFAST Magazine

To read more, CLICK HERE

Exclusive Interview With Mark de Paola on the Leica Blog

May 22, 2016

Mark de Paola gives an in depth insight into his artistic process and the ideas behind the "60 Seconds" series, now up at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles through July 18th, 2016. "The inspiration and drive behind the "60 Seconds" project was an exploration of my own spiritual, philosophical, and photographic intimacy and...".

To read more, CLICK HERE

Mark de Paola "60 Seconds" Series Solo Show Announced to be at Leica Gallery Los Angeles

June 16, 2016 - July 18th, 2016

Mark de Paola's "60 Seconds" series will be featured as a solo exhibition at Leica Gallery Los Angeles, curated by Gallery Director Paris Chong, this summer June 16th through July 18th. The opening reception is June 16th from 6pm to 9pm where attendees will be able to mingle among the series with the artist himself from 6pm to 8pm. Official press release to be released soon.

To RSVP for the opening reception June 16th, CLICK HERE

Mark de Paola's "007 Days" featured on @leicacamerausa

March 26, 2016

Mark de Paola was recently given the opportunity to test the new Leica S007 Camera for a week in New York City. One photograph from each day on the job was featured on the official Leica Camera USA account displaying the camera's incredible versatility in rendering fashion, still life, and fine art photographic work. 


Exclusive Feature on Mark de Paola's "60 Seconds" Series on Made In Wetzlar Blog

January 2016

Mark de Paola was asked to discuss his artistic process in the conception of the "60 Seconds" project. CLICK HERE to view.

Fashion Editorial in Bella NYC Magazine January 2016 Issue

January 2016

dePAOLA Pictures work was recently featured in Bella NYC Magazine's January 2016 Issue. With art direction by Alex Vinash, production by Sage Backstrom, models Penelope Heilmann and Caitlin Grace, makeup by Marina Cornellas, and location courtesy of American Beech Hotel, "70s Vibes" is an editorial that can be picked up at select newsstand locations in New York City, or ordered online at

Mark de Paola's work was recently featured on the official @leicacamerausa Instagram account featuring his backstage work during New York Fashion Week FW16. 


Fashion Editorial with "Ciriana" Featured in Italian Publication - 4FashionLook

February 2016

dePAOLA Pictures work was recently featured, with Roman Based Women's clothing company Ciriana, in Italian Publication 4FashionLook. To view the full article, CLICK HERE

"60 Seconds" Series Featured in LFI

January 7th, 2016

Mark de Paola was interviewed by LFI Magazine about his latest fine art series, "60 Seconds". Special thanks to Alex Ramos, Sean and Diana Cranor, Frank Lohstöter, Katrin Iwanczuk, and Simon Schwarzer for making this feature possible.

"Keep still and, if possible, don’t even breathe – for a whole minute that is: for his new 60 Seconds series, photographer and director Mark de Paola took all the pictures with an exposure time of 60 seconds – and without using a tripod. The outcome is abstract figures, flowing forms and poetic compositions. The series will remain on display at the Leica Store San Francisco, up until February 21. Within the framework of the exhibition, there will be a reception attended by the artist on January 14."

The full interview can be seen HERE

Mark de Paola's Solo Exhibition, "60 Seconds" at Leica Store San Francisco

January 7th, 2016 - February 21, 2016

View The Online Announcement at the Official Leica Store SF Gallery Website