“I have been creating images in many mixed media for 4 decades. Originally as a fine art photographer, photojournalist and then I turned to specializing in 3D Laser Holography, Lenticular 3D Photography and Stereography in time-lapse cinematography as well as panoramically in 3D.

While I am considered a veteran seasoned photographer, my specialty has been multiple visual formats that all render 3 dimensional views. I feel that this most closely approximates the reality we see everyday, and in cases of abstract imagery, colors and forms can be presented within a volumetrc tableau rather than forced to be collapsed upon a paper or film.

My work is collected and on display publicly in over 15 countries and my subjects range from vintage rock and roll icons to 3- Dimensional botanical studies. I love the other worldly sense clashing with the deeply familiar as the “reality” of the hologram challenges our precepts of what is possible in an image. I am deeply committed to exploring the nature of light and the workings of human perception.

Most of all they’re fun to look at !” – Mark Diamond

Rocking Chair Sessions

Maria Theresa Barbist and Elysa D. Batista are both locally based South Florida artists that collaborate as the BABA COLLECTIVE. They originally met at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Wynwood, FL during their individual artist residencies in 2016.

The idea of the BABA COLLECTIVE was born when in discussion of the diversity of artists that were found at the BAC, and other institutions in Miami, they realized the lack of archives providing the ability to access interviews of these individuals. Thus RCS: ROCKING CHAIRS SESSIONS was created. A publicly accessible forum where one could find individual recordings describing the professions, media, and life of South Florida based creatives.

Launching their collaborative endeavor in 2017, the BABA COLLECTIVE seeks to amass a window into the lives and process of SoFla based professionals in the arts.