William Mark Sommer

William Mark Sommer (b. 1990) is a film photographer from Loomis, California. He has spent the past 10 years traveling all over the Western United States documenting highway culture and the many forgotten places that pepper the American Landscape. Mark has exhibited over the United States and Internationally and is receiving a BFA in Photography from Arizona State University.



“The natural elements of prosperity seem concentrated in profusion seldom found. In our primitive simplicity we reasoned that if we could take ores from the mountains and reduce them to gold and silver with which to pay for labor and purchase the productions of the valleys, a community could be established in the country independent […]