Mark Sullivan

David Binder
Photography and art have interested Mark Sullivan since childhood. He loved music as a teen and soon landed a job working for a DJ at KPPC radio in Pasadena, California. It was during a visit to the station by Janis Joplin where he met a news photographer who was covering the visit. That day kickstarted his passion for photography and he started taking photography classes at a local college.

Sullivan would soon be hired as a staff photographer at the Pasadena Museum of Art where he photographed art and worked with many acclaimed artists. While working at the museum, he would spend his evenings attending and photographing rock concerts in the Los Angeles area. During this time, Mark photographed several well-known artists including Jerry Garcia, the Rolling Stones, Patti Smith, Rod Stewart and many many more.

Mark Sullivan took a long break from entertainment photography until the early 2000s when he became a contributor to Wire Image and later Getty Images where he covered entertainment in Los Angeles, California for nearly two decades.