Vintage Polaroids And Dreamy Images Make This Feed A Must-Follow


Polaroid portrait of Andy Warhol

FEED TO FOLLOW: @marksink

WHO: Denver-based fine-art photographer, private art consultant and curator, Mark Sink, who began his career in the late 1970s, shooting rock bands and local happenings for The Denver Post’s society pages. He went on to photograph (and cultivate friendships with) superstars including Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. These days, he and wife Kristen Hatgi Sink—a talented artist in her own right—run a studio specializing in fine art, fashion, portrait, product and architectural photography.

Black and white photo of two people embracing

Abstract artwork

Artwork depicting a face in profile on a blue background

"Inner Memories" by Sandra Klein, 2017

WHAT: A self-described “gushy romantic,” Sink has always been drawn to doing work about beauty—“work that is more for the heart than the head,” he says. That’s evident on his feed, a dreamy mix of his own compositions and art that speaks to him—“often portfolio-review discoveries from various photography festivals,” he says. Look for Polaroid shots—Sink’s calling card in the ’80s—of Grace Jones, Keith Haring, Warhol and other luminaries; ethereal images of Sink’s wife and daughter; and the occasional self-portrait, too.

WHY: Sink says he uses his feed to connect, inspire and feel relevant, and viewers can expect the same as takeaways. A scroll through is like a trip to an art gallery with ever-changing exhibitions, each post revealing something unexpected, thought-provoking and beautiful.

IN HIS WORDS: “Art is life … life is art. The dark side of our society can be such an awful place sometimes when you pull back the covers. I believe art heals. Art and beauty can provide a connecting thread, a common ground, to our increasingly polarized world.”