From social media users to superstars to children, the mark-makers featured inWhat’s Your Mark? have used their faith and their gifts to make a difference. Filled with Cowart’s captivating photos, soul-stirring scripture and compelling stories, the book was designed to both showcase their stories and present a challenge to others who yearn to do the same. Since the ability to make one’s mark in the world is not dependent upon bank accounts, personality or locale,What’
As Cowart explains, “Jesus was the ultimate mark-maker and His life continues to impact untold millions today, but in the noise and chaos of today’s world it is a mark that must be passed forward. The people showcased in What’s Your Mark? have all been marked through their faith and are now moving forward as examples for others to follow.”
Clearly a mark-maker himself, Cowart enjoyed being involved in the creative process his entire life. Starting out as a graphic designer but lured by the prospect of bringing new texture into his design work, he picked up a camera seven years ago and photography soon became his passion. In a relatively short time he had garnered the attention of fellow photographers, artists and celebrities alike, and today his work is both internationally known and applauded. Believing his work to be a reflection of what God is doing in his own life, his goal has always been to use his creativity, platform and ideas to help those in need, so when Zondervan approached him with the idea for What’s Your Mark?, he jumped at the opportunity. His hope is that the stories showcased within the book’s pages will inspire readers to become mark-makers themselves, using their own talents and abilities to make every moment count.
Award-winning photographer Jeremy Cowart had been fascinated by the creative arts his entire life, his initial interest leaned more toward painting and graphic design. That all changed in 2005, however, after he picked up a camera to explore photography as a way of adding texture to his artwork. Embracing the camera as a new vehicle through which his artistic talents could flow, passion for the medium grew quickly, and in a relatively short period of time he began to garner the notice of photographers, artists and celebrities alike.
What’s Your Mark? Every Moment Counts by Jeremy Cowart
Zondervan Publishing / March 2013