Mark Lakin is a fine art photographer, experiential travel designer, global nomad, and activist. His passion for photography, travel and philanthropy galvanized a journey across all seven continents that continues today. Mark’s photography is inspired by a broad range of subjects including musical icons, haute couture fashion, ancient tribal culture, animal migrations, extreme sports, ethnic markets, vibrant beaches, and local architecture. His diverse portfolio includes images from bow & arrow hunts with the Hadzabe tribe of Tanzania, sea kayaking among Antarctica's icebergs and whales, wandering the streets of Havana, tracking the big cats in the Serengeti, white water rafting down the Zambezi River, camel trekking through Northern India, finding solitude in Brazil's Fernando de Noronha, tracking gorillas on Rwanda’s volcanoes, desert sunrises at Burning Man, glacier trekking in Iceland, trailing blue whales off the coast of Sri Lanka, haute couture fashion from across the globe, and portraits of the world's most extraordinary musical icons.  

Mark is also the Co-Founder of Epic Road, a travel design company that creates bespoke journeys for curious global nomads to Africa, the Indian Ocean, Asia, Antarctica, and the Arctic. Epic Road is globally known for its unique brand of “transformative travel”, combining luxury, cultural immersion, heart-pounding adventure and thought-provoking experiences that elevate consciousness- join conservationists to microchip a rhino and collar a lion, and bring solar light to a community living without access to electricity. Mark is dedicated to his non-profit work to educate Africa's orphans and alleviate poverty. He serves as an active Board Member of goods for good, a non-profit organization that has facilitated the education of more than  95,000 orphans in Africa.

 

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson