Mark Neumann’s photographs incorporate prefabricated HO scale figures placed in natural and constructed site-specific landscapes. The images are akin to dioramas, created in actual landscapes. Since the HO scale figures are less than one inch in size, photographs are the only way to see the “scenes” depicted in these temporary dioramas.
Mark Neumann is professor of Creative Media and Film in the School of Communication at Northern Arizona University, teaching courses on documentary studies, visual culture, qualitative research methods, and cultural and media studies. His photographic and video work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. He is the author of numerous essays, articles and chapters, and the books On The Rim: Looking for the Grand Canyon and Recording Culture: Audio Documentary and the Ethnographic Experience (with Daniel Makagon). His audio work has been broadcast on national and regional public radio programs. In addition, he writes songs, plays guitar and sings with two local bands, bon fiction and Trypster. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona with artist Julie Comnick and her son Sawyer.