Mark McInnis is from the Pacific Northwest where he dug his music roots into the hardcore scenes of metal, punk rock, and gangster rap. However, his photographic interests represent a softer side of his artistic impulses.
For this edition of Auditorium, Mark has selected a track from Joe Pug to serve as the background to his litany of surf landscapes. Here he explains a bit more about the role of music in his life:
“I was raised on metal, punk rock, and gangster rap; none of which would complement this edition of Auditorium. So, with nearly 10,000 songs in my library, I took on the daunting task of picking one song to pair with these images. A song by Deer Tick was the winner until I remembered an artist that a good friend told me about last week: Joe Pug. There’s something liberating about a good song, isn’t there? We can kick back and dream about what that song conveys or evokes within our hearts, minds, and souls. The same can be said about a photograph. I hope this song and a small sampling of my images take you away to wherever, or whatever, you feel like dreaming about today. Thanks for checking them out.”