MARC BAPTISTE was born in Port Au Prince, Haiti. His early experiences growing up on the beautiful island would serve him well, when at age nine he moved to the US.
Marc brings a unique heat and cinematic beauty to proceedings, resulting in a sense of atmosphere that sublimates mere aesthetics. Consequently he is a trusted and sought after favorite of both Hollywood and the music world. His client list includes trend-setters, A-listers and those residing on the cutting edge of creativity including; Pharrell Williams, Katheryn Winnick, Shakira, Jamelle Monae, among many others.
Marc has compiled three volumes celebrating the female form, beginning with 2001: Beautiful – Nudes by Marc Baptiste, followed by Intimate in 2003, and Innocent, in 2006. His has been published in a marquee lineup of international print publications including: Cosmopolitain, Vanity Fair, Essence, British Marie Claire, Esquire, and Ebony. His commercial work is distinguished for its appeal in global markets.
Love for his birthplace influences all of Marc’s work. He supports a number of Haitian charities including Cine Institute and his commitment to the re-building of his birthplace prompted his partnership with Donna Karan’s Urban Zen after the devastating 2010 earthquake.
Marc holds a great love for music, soccer and travel. If he wasn’t a photographer he would most like to be musician or James Bond. He lives in New York with his wife and daughters.