Mark Dektor was born in South Africa and Raised in Southern California in the eighties at the start of the extreme sports movement. With his interest in cameras, Mark became a camera assistant at age 17 and was shooting award-winning commercials by the age of 21. After a successful career as a cinematographer Mark started directing commercials in 2000 (as well as lensing them). He has spent most of his life both shooting and doing extreme sports. It's that all or nothing go for it attitude that allows him to capture his images in an honest and spontaneous manner.