Spotlight On Location Professional – Mark Fristad

Mark Fristad scouting the Metolius River area in central Oregon

After attending art school here in the Pacific NW, I started my career as a graphic designer and soon moved up in rank as an advertising art /creative director. After ten years in advertising, I changed paths slightly to become a fashion photography art director working for many U.S. apparel brands. After many years of traveling the world on one shoot production after the other, I decided to find a occupation here in Oregon that would provide more stability for my family and I. As photography director, I was always involved in researching and finding new locations to shoot. It was a natural fit for me to use my creative background to help other production crews find the perfect location.  I started my location company about fifteen years ago and specialize in scouting and managing locations for still photography and small video film shoots. Most of my clients are apparel and shoe brands. Over the years I’ve had the pleasure with working with great brands such as: Ralph Lauren, Amercian Eagle Outfitters, Victoria’s Secret, Neiman Marcus, Apple, Nordstrom, Pendleton, Eddie Bauer, Adidas, Nike, Orvis, Reebok Born, Keen, Abercrombie & Fitch, J Crew, Nautica, Lands’ End, REI, Peruvian Connection,Woolrich, Duluth Trading Company,Target, Macys, Saks, LL Bean, JJill, The Limited, Vogue, WW Daily, Leatherman and many others. My favorite locations to shoot in our state are the Columbia River Gorge, Mt Hood, Central Oregon and the Oregon coast.

Mark Fristad Productions
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503 680-6807



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