William Mark Sommer (b. 1990) is an analog film photographer residing in Sacramento, California. Mark has earned his BFA in Photography from Arizona State University and has exhibited over the United States and Internationally. Mark has been selected for many photography awards including Life Framer's "Open Call" First Place Award and The British Journal of Photograhy's "Decade of Change" and "Open Walls". Mark also has self-published 10 zines and has been featured in publications like Stay Wild, Float, Aint Bad, Booooooom, C41 magazine, Nowhere Diary, Analog Mag, LoDown Mag, The Modern-Day Explorer, among others.
Growing up in the small historical bypassed town of Loomis, California, Mark was shaped by the culture of the Lincoln Highway. Experiencing this culture gave him a deep admiration towards rural America and its the history along the fading highways. Following these experiences and admirations have taken him all over the Western United States and brought him a closer understanding with complexities of American culture by seeing history in person and understanding its progressive nature in forgetting the past.