Mark Dahle Portfolios

One Days Encouragement Cover Galfins Restaurant Cover An Assignment From Hell Cover

Mark Dahle Portfolios can be read in a few minutes and then enjoyed for a lifetime. Thought-provoking and beautiful, they feature an unusual combination of compelling photographs, brilliant paintings and deceptively simple text.

Unlike many picture books, the text in the portfolios is not related to the art. This might seem a little weird at first. One thing that helps is to order more portfolios or watch more videos of them until you get used to it.

Luckily you can do that - Mark has released more than twenty beautiful, engaging portfolios so far! Check out the titles available.

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Mark Dahle Portfolios will be on display at PhotoBook Independent in Hollywood May 1, 2, and 3.
PhotoBook Independent is only four blocks from Paris Photo LA, at Raleigh Studios Hollywood, 5300 Melrose Ave.

PhotoBook Independent is open

  • Friday, May 1, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mark Dahle Portfolios will be at Stage 8, booth 508. Get half price tickets by ordering in advance and entering code photo50.

Here are some of the great Mark Dahle Portfolios currently available from Amazon and other booksellers. You can see limited editions of these Portfolios at PhotoBook Independent:

Stories For Children & Adults
Amanda Gets A Pumpkin, A Mark Dahle Portfolio Any Pet I Wanted, A Mark Dahle Portfolio The Ostrich Fart, A Mark Dahle Portfolio When The Trolls Moved, A Mark Dahle Portfolio

Stories For Older Kids & Adults
An Assignment From Hell, A Mark Dahle Portfolio The Boy Who Loved Monopoly, A Mark Dahle Portfolio Cover of Farmer Jane, a Mark Dahle Portfolio Galfin's Restaurant, A Mark Dahle Portfolio The Harvest, A Mark Dahle Portfolio Hungry, A Mark Dahle Portfolio Mama Yah's Kitchen, a Mark Dahle Portfolio The Man Who Liked To Dream, A Mark Dahle Portfolio Nina Goes To Hell, a Mark Dahle Portfolio Race Day, A Mark Dahle Portfolio Roger's Well, A Mark Dahle Portfolio Teri's Renovation, A Mark Dahle Portfolio Trip 21, A Mark Dahle Portfolio

Commentaries For Adults
Birdseed, a Mark Dahle Portfolio Finding Joel, a Mark Dahle Portfolio One Day's Encouragement, A Mark Dahle Portfolio

Limited Edition Artwork based on the cover of Amanda Gets A Pumpkin, copyright Mark Dahle 2014

Limited Edition Artworks based on the covers of Mark Dahle's beautiful Portfolios are now available

The beautiful covers of Mark Dahle's twenty-four Portfolios are now available as limited edition artworks signed by Mark Dahle. Only 100 total artworks of the each cover will be produced (in varying sizes and configurations).

You can see some of these artworks at PhotoBook Independent in Los Angeles May 1-3, 2015. PhotoBook Independent is four blocks from Paris Photo LA, at 5300 Melrose Ave in Hollywood.

The Limited Edition artworks are on 19 x 13 inch acid-free 100% cotton rag archival paper. (The dimensions include the border and signature.) The paper has no chemical substances to contribute to premature deterioration and no optical brighteners that fade over time. The images are created with professional-grade, long-lasting pigment-based inks.

Your Mark Dahle Limited Edition Artwork is covered by a Five Year For-Any-Reason Unconditional Guarantee. When you receive your beautiful artwork, if it doesn't meet your expectations for any reason, return it any time within five years and we'll give you a full refund. This generous guarantee gives you plenty of time to make sure that your artwork is exactly right for you.

During PhotoBook Independent and Paris Photo LA, these artworks will be available for $977.


Mark Dahle Portfolios:
How can things that are
so simple and beautiful
open up so much?

Thought-provoking and beautiful, Mark Dahle Portfolios (and the videos of them) feature an unusual combination of compelling photographs, brilliant paintings and deceptively simple text.

Most portfolios include:
* a colorful abstract painting
* twenty (or more) beautiful photos
* a short story or commentary

Unlike many picture books, the text in the portfolios is unrelated to the paintings and photographs. That seems simple enough. It doesn't seem like it should be that hard to get used to.

Mark Dahle Portfolio: When The Trolls Moved

So why is it that something that seems so straightforward, with simple elements that independently are so beautiful, create such an unnerving mix? Why should such simple concepts stretch one's brain so much?

Some people think Mark Dahle Portfolios are confusing or subversive. Others think they are mind-expanding and ahead of the curve. Others ignore the problem, figuring that they have two books instead of one. First they enjoy the pictures, then they enjoy the story. They pay no attention to the combination.

What do you think? How can such simple little volumes with such beautiful elements open up so much?

Other videos to sample: Trip 21 BirdSeed Hungry