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Mark Hilliard
Pawleys Island, SC

About the Artist

A landscape, wildlife, and fine art photographer for 45 years, Mark Hilliard has traveled the world in pursuit of his photographic visions.

He began dabbling in black and white photography at the early age of 13; the hobby quickly became a lasting and important part of his life. Before accepting a position with Eastman Kodak in the early 1980s, he traveled extensively as a member U.S. Navy. And after retiring from Eastman Kodak in the mid-90s, Mark started taking nature photographs on a full time basis in upstate New York.

In 1997, Mark moved to Murrells Inlet, South Carolina where he…

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About the Artist

A landscape, wildlife, and fine art photographer for 45 years, Mark Hilliard has traveled the world in pursuit of his photographic visions.

He began dabbling in black and white photography at the early age of 13; the hobby quickly became a lasting and important part of his life. Before accepting a position with Eastman Kodak in the early 1980s, he traveled extensively as a member U.S. Navy. And after retiring from Eastman Kodak in the mid-90s, Mark started taking nature photographs on a full time basis in upstate New York.

In 1997, Mark moved to Murrells Inlet, South Carolina where he lived aboard a small boat. He spent this time exploring and photographing the waterways, islands, and wildlife of the Low Country. He is now a well-known and respected advocate for the environment.

When asked about his philosophy on nature photography he says, “I tend to concentrate on the smaller, secret side of nature that most people overlook, a different view on the world that surrounds us each and every day. I work in color, but black & white photography and infrared photography have a special place in my heart; they tend to show a different view of things we pass by every day. I look at my photographs as portraits of nature rather than pictures, and I often spend hours with a single subject.”

Artist’s Work

Tropical rain detail
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Tropical Rain Detail

By Mark Hilliard

Tropical beach
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Tropical Beach

By Mark Hilliard

Bald eagle
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Bald Eagle

By Mark Hilliard

Water drop art 9
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Water Drop Art 9

By Mark Hilliard

Venice streets
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Venice Streets

By Mark Hilliard

Assisi road faux color infrared
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Assisi Road, Faux Color Infrared

By Mark Hilliard

Shell scape
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Shell Scape

By Mark Hilliard

Morris island sunrise 2
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Adobe

By Mark Hilliard

Black crowned night heron
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Black Crowned Night Heron

By Mark Hilliard

The morris island lighthouse
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The Morris Island Lighthouse

By Mark Hilliard

Young male ruby throated hummingbird feeding
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Young Male Ruby Throated Hummingbird Feeding

By Mark Hilliard

Snow deer
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Snow Deer

By Mark Hilliard

The glade creek mill
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The Glade Creek Mill

By Mark Hilliard

Stormy morning
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Stormy Morning

By Mark Hilliard

The surf long exposure bw
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The Surf, Long Exposure, B&W

By Mark Hilliard

The dock house in bw infrared
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The Dock House in B&W Infrared

By Mark Hilliard

Bee gone
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Bee Gone

By Mark Hilliard

Oaks and azelias
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Oaks and Azelias

By Mark Hilliard

Old barn window bw infrared
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Old Barn Window, B&W Infrared

By Mark Hilliard

Ginger lilys on black
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Ginger Lily's on Black

By Mark Hilliard

Snowy seas
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Snowy Seas

By Mark Hilliard

Lower linville falls
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Lower Linville Falls

By Mark Hilliard

Cape hatteras lighthouse
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

By Mark Hilliard

Tropical rain
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Tropical Rain

By Mark Hilliard

Sunrise delivery
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Sunrise Delivery

By Mark Hilliard

Water drop art 1
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Water Drop Art 1

By Mark Hilliard

Water drop art 4
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Water Drop Art 4

By Mark Hilliard

Water drop art 5
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Water Drop Art 5

By Mark Hilliard

Water drop art 14
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Water Drop Art 14

By Mark Hilliard

Sinking dinghy
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SINKING DINGHY

By Mark Hilliard

Sea oats at sunset
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Sea Oats at Sunset

By Mark Hilliard

Olive groves in mycenae greece infrared
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Olive Groves in Mycenae, Greece, Infrared

By Mark Hilliard

Mccelanville shrimp fleet
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McCelanville Shrimp Fleet

By Mark Hilliard

Water drop art 7
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Water Drop Art 7

By Mark Hilliard

Water drop art 8
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Water Drop Art 8

By Mark Hilliard

Water drop art 10
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Water Drop Art 10

By Mark Hilliard

Water drop art 2
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Water Drop Art 2

By Mark Hilliard

Water drop art 6
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Water Drop Art 6

By Mark Hilliard

Water drop art 3
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Water Drop Art 3

By Mark Hilliard

Water drop art 11
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Water Drop Art 11

By Mark Hilliard

Water drop art 12
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Water Drop Art 12

By Mark Hilliard

Mountain sunrise
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Mountain Sunrise

By Mark Hilliard

The line
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The Line...

By Mark Hilliard

Boy fishing
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Boy Fishing

By Mark Hilliard

Virginia lynn in infrared
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Virginia Lynn in Infrared

By Mark Hilliard

Cape lookout lighthouse
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Cape Lookout Lighthouse

By Mark Hilliard

Stormy morning in bw
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Stormy Morning in B&W

By Mark Hilliard

Fuga city detail
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Fuga City Detail

By Mark Hilliard

Blue heron in flight
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Blue Heron in Flight

By Mark Hilliard

Starrs mill
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Starr's Mill

By Mark Hilliard

Magnolia 2
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Violet Winged Hummingbird and Tree Frog

By Mark Hilliard

Mingus mill
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Mingus Mill

By Mark Hilliard

Stormy seas underway the georgetown light
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Stormy Seas Underway & the Georgetown Light

By Mark Hilliard

Sunken dingy
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Sunken DIngy

By Mark Hilliard

Pawleys island pier in hurricane hannah ir
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Pawleys Island Pier in Hurricane Hannah, IR

By Mark Hilliard

Folley island beach sunrise
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Folley Island Beach Sunrise

By Mark Hilliard

Morris island sunrise
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Morris Island Sunrise

By Mark Hilliard

Oak reflections in infrared
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Oak Reflections in Infrared

By Mark Hilliard

Stormy seas down dirty
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Stormy Seas, Down & Dirty

By Mark Hilliard

Rainbow row
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Rainbow Row

By Mark Hilliard

Carolina road
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Carolina Road

By Mark Hilliard

Water drop art 13
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Water Drop Art 13

By Mark Hilliard

Mabry mill closeup in faux color infrared
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Mabry Mill Closeup in Faux Color Infrared

By Mark Hilliard

The rock run mill bw infrared
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The Rock Run Mill, B&W Infrared

By Mark Hilliard

Double safety
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Double Safety...

By Mark Hilliard

Duggers creek falls
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Duggers Creek Falls

By Mark Hilliard

Mabry mill bw infrared
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Mabry Mill, B&W Infrared

By Mark Hilliard

Sand dollar in the surf
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Sand Dollar in the Surf

By Mark Hilliard

Lady lue shrimper
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Lady Lue, Shrimper

By Mark Hilliard

The water garden
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The Water Garden

By Mark Hilliard

Old window faux color infrared
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Old Window, Faux Color Infrared

By Mark Hilliard

Adult brown pelican
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Adult Brown Pelican

By Mark Hilliard

Selected Exhibitions

  • Sunset River Marketplace Gallery
    10283 Beach Dr. SW Calabash, NC 28467, 2012
  • Georgetown Art Gallery
    705 Front Street, Georgetown, SC 29440, 2012
  • Brookgreen Gardens
    1931 Brookgreen Garden Drive Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576, 2012
  • The Lens Work Gallery
    10744 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, 2012

Press and Accolades

  • Tidelands Magazine
    2009
  • Brookgreen Journal
    June 2011
  • Litchfield Beaches
    2010