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Mark Best

Mark Best - Publicist

London, United Kingdom

PR Professional with a large international contacts book covering arts and culture. Experienced Event Manager also.

Overview

I am a freelance PR professional working across arts and culture. Having worked for one of the largest art book publishers as their International PR Manager I have a large contacts book of journalists across various sectors. Based in the UK, I travelled to various territories looking after the PR for about 80 new books each year, and a reprint list of nearly 150 each year, ranging in price from £8.99 up to the most expensive book which was 480,000 Euros.
Now I look after more than just books and am working with galleries, photographers, artists, and publishers on various projects, be they personal ones or professional ones.
Currently I'm working with a well-known photographer on his new book and exhibition, and also with a pair of artists who are using augmented reality to push the boundaries of their art.

Services
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels
Non-Fiction
Antiques & Collectibles Architecture Art Design Entertainment Home & Garden Photography Travel

Work experience

PR Consultant

Self-employed
April, 2016 – Present (about 1 year)

PR Manager

TASCHEN
August, 2011 – December, 2015 (over 4 years)

Looking after all publications across the EMEA and APAC territories.

Portfolio (16 selected works)

Sebastião Salgado. GENESIS

Sebastiao Salgado, Lélia Wanick Salgado

This is a collection of the photographic works of Sebastiao Salgado.....

This is a collection of the photographic works of Sebastiao Salgado.....

The James Bond Archives

Danny Graydon

This beautiful over-sized book is truly a spell-binding celebration of Bond films, beginning with Dr. No (1962) and ending with Skyfall (2012) featuring archived photos, storyboards and production materials.

This beautiful over-sized book is truly a spell-binding celebration of Bond films, beginning with Dr. No (1962) and ending with Skyfall (2012) featuring archived photos, storyboards and production materials.

Expanding Universe: Photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope

Owen Edwards

Time, space, and a telescope: Hubble s most magnificent images With investigations into everything f....

Time, space, and a telescope: Hubble s most magnificent images With investigations into everything f....

NW1

David Bailey, Francis Hodgson

Marilyn Monroe

Norman Mailer, Bert Stern

Marilyn Monroe Pairs the author's original text with photographs from the legendary "Last Sitting" - widely considered the most intimate photographs of Marilyn Monroe ever taken - to create a fitting tribute to the woman who, at the time of her death in 1962, was the world's most famous, a symbol of glamour and criticism for an entire generation. Full description

Marilyn Monroe Pairs the author's original text with photographs from the legendary "Last Sitting" - widely considered the most intimate photographs of Marilyn Monroe ever taken - to create a fitting tribute to the woman who, at the time of her death in 1962, was the world's most famous, a symbol of glamour and criticism for an entire generation. Full description

The Pedro Almodóvar Archives

Pedro Almodovar, Vicente Molina-Foix, Gustavo Martin Garzo

Praised by critics, championed by fellow film-makers, adored by actors and adorned with international awards, Pedro Almodovar is the most successful Spanish film-maker since Luis Bunuel, with films such as "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown", "Talk to Her", and "Volver". This title takes you on a visual odyssey through his complete works.

Praised by critics, championed by fellow film-makers, adored by actors and adorned with international awards, Pedro Almodovar is the most successful Spanish film-maker since Luis Bunuel, with films such as "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown", "Talk to Her", and "Volver". This title takes you on a visual odyssey through his complete works.

Project Japan, Metabolism Talks...

Rem Koolhaas, Hans-Ulrich Obrist

This is a new architecture for postwar Japan. Once there was a nation that went to war, but after they conquered a continent their own country was destroyed by atom bombs...then the victors imposed democracy on the vanquished. For a group of apprentice architects, artists, and designers, led by a visionary, the dire situation of their country was not an obstacle but an inspiration to plan and ... read more

This is a new architecture for postwar Japan. Once there was a nation that went to war, but after they conquered a continent their own country was destroyed by atom bombs...then the victors imposed democracy on the vanquished. For a group of apprentice architects, artists, and designers, led by a visionary, the dire situation of their country was not an obstacle but an inspiration to plan and ... read more

Big, Hot to Cold: An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation

Taschen

Better smart than sorry: An odyssey of architectural adaptation with Bjarke Ingels After the global....

Better smart than sorry: An odyssey of architectural adaptation with Bjarke Ingels After the global....

The Big Book of Breasts 3D

Dian Hanson

The best of the biggest in three luscious dimensions. It'll knock both your eyes out! OK, imagine the best photos from the iconic first volume of the body parts series, "The Big Book of Breasts", in their original 30 by 30 cm size, but popping off the page in state-of-the-art 3-D. An impossible dream? Not so, Luddites! In this wonderful modern world of digital magic, 90 photos from the origina... read more

The best of the biggest in three luscious dimensions. It'll knock both your eyes out! OK, imagine the best photos from the iconic first volume of the body parts series, "The Big Book of Breasts", in their original 30 by 30 cm size, but popping off the page in state-of-the-art 3-D. An impossible dream? Not so, Luddites! In this wonderful modern world of digital magic, 90 photos from the origina... read more

CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed

Frederic Chaubin

Photographer Frederic Chaubin reveals 90 buildings sited in 14 former Soviet Republics which express....

Photographer Frederic Chaubin reveals 90 buildings sited in 14 former Soviet Republics which express....

London. Portrait of a City

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Samuel Johnson famously said that: "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." In this title, London's remarkable history, architecture, landmarks, streets, style, cool, swagger, and stalwart residents are pictured in hundreds of compelling photographs sourced from a wide array of archives around the world.

Samuel Johnson famously said that: "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." In this title, London's remarkable history, architecture, landmarks, streets, style, cool, swagger, and stalwart residents are pictured in hundreds of compelling photographs sourced from a wide array of archives around the world.

Art of Burning Man

NK Guy

"You voluntarily assume the risk of serious injury or death by attending". 100 miles from the gambling town of Reno, in the wilderness of northern Nevada, lies a vast, hostile plain known as the Black Rock Desert. The region has been an empty and windswept dry lake bed for most of the past 10.000 years. Except, that is, for one brief week at the end of the summer, when a temporary city rises o... read more

"You voluntarily assume the risk of serious injury or death by attending". 100 miles from the gambling town of Reno, in the wilderness of northern Nevada, lies a vast, hostile plain known as the Black Rock Desert. The region has been an empty and windswept dry lake bed for most of the past 10.000 years. Except, that is, for one brief week at the end of the summer, when a temporary city rises o... read more

Wolfgang Tillmans. Neue Welt

The photographer: Wolfgang Tillmans

From snapshots of his friends to abstract images made in a darkroom without a camera or works made with a photocopier, the author has pushed the photographic process to its outer limits in myriad ways. In this collection of photos, he offers a powerful and singular view of life today in diverse parts of the world, seen from many angles.

From snapshots of his friends to abstract images made in a darkroom without a camera or works made with a photocopier, the author has pushed the photographic process to its outer limits in myriad ways. In this collection of photos, he offers a powerful and singular view of life today in diverse parts of the world, seen from many angles.

The New York Times: 36 Hours Europe, 2nd Edition

Barbara Ireland

Grand tour: Weekend wonders across Europe.. Through ancient wonders, world....

Grand tour: Weekend wonders across Europe.. Through ancient wonders, world....

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