My name is Mark Neuenschwander.
Whoa. Let’s stop there. I know that’s an overwhelming way to start.
It’s pronounced “9-shwander”. Sound it out. Not nearly as bad as it looks.
Ok now? Whew, ok. Moving on. My name is Mark, and I shoot people. Which is not nearly as violently as it sounds, I swear.
My passion in life lies behind the lens. There are certainly a wide variety of things that catch my eye, but human beings are by far the most fascinating and amazing subjects to me. I also greatly enjoy the creative challenges of commercial photography for businesses wanting to think outside the box- this is an area of my business that is rapidly expanding. And, when time allows, I like taking on massive and ridiculous personal photography projects like this one.
I’ve made a life of it here in little Joplin Missouri- a little city that’s thinking about becoming a big city. I feel like Joplin MO is a place in which we’ll see a cultural and artistic explosion in coming years, and I plan to stick around and contribute in whatever ways I can to the rapidly growing local artistic community. In the meanwhile, I’ll be offering the people of this area fun stuff like third thursday photobooths, representing the city visually by being the official photographer for the Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau, and last but not least, providing a modern, honest, and very creative brand of photography for families, kids, brides, and businesses.
I am a pretty easygoing guy, who receives daily inspiration from God- who has blessed me far beyond what I will ever deserve. I am a husband, and a father… wait… this calls for a picture…
…sorry about that…
… and I am addicted to movies, receiving a good portion of my visual inspiration from specific directors such as the Coen Brothers, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Tim Burton, and many, many others.
I’m also a coffee-shop kind of guy… if you’re a coffeeshop regular in good ol’ Joplin, you’ve probably at least seen me in passing.
Oh, you want to HIRE me?
Well if you’re thinking about booking me for your own family session, wedding, or business project- or if hey, you just want to chat- here’s way too many options for you to do just that:
main site: www.9artphoto.com