Mark Crummett was raised in a house full of art in a suburb of Washington, DC. His father, Clovis Crummett, was a writer, photographer, painter and assemblage artist (a great fan of Joseph Cornell), and an important early influence.
Self-taught in photography since his teens, he was a photographer, photo-journalism instructor and editor in the US Army. After earning his journalism degree from Oregon State University, he worked as a newspaper photographer in Maryland and a digital picture editor in Virginia. Along the way he earned a couple of computer certifications.
He now combines his interest in technology and visual art. "I find the stuff inside a computer even more interesting and mysterious than the stuff it can do," he says. He now uses technological castoffs as his raw material and subject matter. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Lisa.