Rail Yard - Photography By Christopher Marks

About The Artist

I grew up in Central Ohio and moved to Phoenix Arizona in the summer of 2004 to study graphic design. My interest in photography dates back to my childhood, but my studies in design and the arts have given me the drive needed to take my work to a professional level. This graphic design background provides a unique sense of composition and color theory in every photograph I take. My passion lies in capturing the gritty details of the world around me, highlighting beauty that often goes unnoticed, and the rail yard provided a perfect canvas.

The Rail Yard series was originally photographed in May 2010 near a boxcar loading station in my hometown of Newark, Ohio. Climbing under box cars, dodging moving trains, and evading security were all part of the process. Rich textures, bold colors, abstract shapes, and hidden typography are key elements of every piece. The collection will continue to expand as photographs from new regions are added.

Print Information

The Rail Yard series utilizes a unique printing process classified 100% green by the EPA. Each photograph is printed directly on anodized aluminum, providing a unique life-like effect. They capture and reflect the light of their environment, giving off a luminous glow as you walk past. The artwork is floated in a sleek black frame complete with mounting hardware. All pieces in the series are signed, numbered, and limited to 5 prints.


Overall Dimensions: 53" x 37" x 2 ⅞"
Photograph Dimensions: 48" x 32"
Weight: Approximately 30 LBS

Purchase Information

Interested in my work? Lets talk!

Send a message anytime to email (at) chrismarks.com,
or give me a call at 602.703.2670.

Event Schedule

July 25th - September 11th, 2011

Select photographs from the Rail Yard Series will be on display during a solo exhibition at Lola Coffee in Uptown Phoenix. 4700 N Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012

Open 7 Days A Week

• Monday - Thursday 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
• Friday & Saturday 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
• Sunday 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM

First Friday Art Walk Reception September 2nd, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Stop by and say hello!

February 14th - April 3rd, 2011

Thanks to everyone for stopping by Lola Coffee Downtown and coming out to the First Friday opening!

October 1st - October 31st, 2010

The series made it's spectacular debut at Lux Coffee Bar in Uptown Phoenix. Thank you to everyone who came out to the opening night!

Rail Car 54 Rail Car 36 Rail Car 11 Rail Car 21 Rail Car 9 Rail Car 27 Rail Car 42 Rail Car 3

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Website design by Igor Brezhnev & Christopher Marks.

Rail Yard Series