Mark I Chester photo of the day
Mark I Chester studio  1229 Folsom St./SF  415-621-6294 

June 18, 2011   

    
 

photo of the day 6/18/2011 - photo Mark I Chester
'Mark in flames' -1984 - self portrait. Flames created by Cleo Dubois. Photographed on black and white film with a single negative and a single exposure.

The early 1980s were a trial by fire. In less than a year I suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns on my right arm, then I was fired from my job and if that wasn't enough, my neighborhood and home went up in flames. It felt like I was standing in the dark and fire was just raining down on me.