Mark Steiner – The seducer

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I discovered Mark Steiner when I was preparing the interview of LauraSpain Neox. He took a picture of her and I browsed his stream and got definitely interested. I sent him an email and we got in contact for the first time when I actually asked him to come to shoot Laura and I while we were talking in front of her beach cabin. He kindly accepted and we convened after the shoot to meet again for this time, his interview. Mark invited me to his little island on which he is working … I took the plane and happily I took my swimsuit with me, the temperature was really warm! Happy reading!

-“So Mark ..Where are we? What is that place? Why did you choose it to have this interview?”

This lil place is my attempt at landscaping and making my own lil home. It is not quite there yet but it’s a start.. I chose it cause it is relaxed and very causal like us at this moment.

-“Now back at the beginning of your story: how did you happen to create an avatar on SecondLife?”

Firstly thank you for giving an upcoming erotic photographer like me a chance to interview with you. I follow your blog and I must say you are doing a great job at promoting some of us smaller artists in the SL porn business.

-“Thank you Mark.”

I was actually introduced to SL in about late 2009. It was a secondlife video on my youtube feed shared by some random channel. It peaked my interest and I checked it out. Was here about a year exploring this world when I had to move because of work and had to take a hiatus for a few years before I came back again.

-“Is Mark Steiner your first and unique avatar?”

Mark Steiner is not my first avatar. Back in 2009 I was around by the name of “fantasticmark2k” (Yeah i know its cheesy). But I left in 2011 and came back in 2013 with Mark Steiner.

-“You are known on the grid for your skills in erotic/porn photography. How did it start? Why did you say to yourself one day “Hey Mark, let’s do some porn shooting”?

I have this interest in expressing sexuality.. I believe in showing off a good passionate sentiment as SL is a lot about visual these days. I get to explore my fantasies from my real life and discover new interests and meeting like minded people. I was introduced to Flickr once I was a part of the SL porn group and realised it was a great place to show off erotic content without being banned or penalised unlike other social media.

-How would you define your style as a photographer? What is it that makes you different from the hard competition?

I am considered to be a little obsessed with my avatar and cock (its evident from my pictures) *laughs*. My pictures are in between the realm of erotica and explicit sexual content. I like showing the raw human sexual need in its actual form. My pictures have a bit of a dark undertone and shadows that bring out the passion in the mood. I try and explore new scenes and themes and experiment with all kinds of different lighting modes, I think that’s what sets me apart.

-You have a wonderful body indeed Mark, do you also pose for other photographers? Who in particular?

Thank you for the compliment Cathy. I eat right and rest well. (laughs). I rarely get asked to model for others but grab an opportunity whenever I can. There are a lot of talented photographers/models out there that I like and would love to be a part of their work. As of now, the ones I have been featured in are special to me. Every photographer that has me in their pictures have a different style so it would be difficult for me to chose my favourites.

-“We can see your pictures on Flickr, do you use other medias to publish?”

At the moment I am only utlizing Flickr to show my pictures but I am working on a blog to showcase my work with a little bit of a back story and erotic roleplay.

-“You will have to let us know when this new blog is on. A difficult exercise now … choose a few pictures from your stream, the ones you prefer and tell me why they are special to you?”

Ahh that sure is tough Cathy, hmm let me see if I had to chose my top 4 these would be :

This one in particular as it was the first picture where i learnt how to utilize layers and shading to get the desired cum effect. Also I wanted to do something on current trends in real porn with VR porn being the next big thing in porn.

This next one was a good capture as I was able to manipulate the light to get that glaze on her torso.

I posted this one recently but it was taken back when I was with my ex wife. I love the mood that was captured and the lighting adding to the feel of the image.

This one was when I was editing and found a stock picture of this shark. I knew I had to work on something with the shark as it was a challenge matching the lighting to the picture’s lighting. It took me a few edits to try a pose that would compliment the image of the shark raging at me.

I think this one is one of the best in the stream as this shoot was never planned. It just happened i had some random accessories on me and i stripped and took the shot. What do you think of this shot?

-“You surely got my attention with this last one (smiles). Do you edit your pictures after the shootings? What tools do you use? Any hints you could give to beginners?”

I mostly edit them after the shooting. It gives me some time to focus on the shot and get the desired look and feel. I use Photoshop and Lightroom and for some pictures I use the online available tools for photo editing like Picmonkey and ipiccy.. I started editing using online tools as they give you a feel of how a picture can be manipulated and how the colours and effects work. Once you start using powerful tools like PS, the world is your oyster then.

-“How do you choose the scene and the models when you work on a particular picture. What is the process?”

It is mostly the mood I am in. Or if I saw a picture somewhere that i’d like to replicate or maybe enhance it with a different theme or pose. My models are mostly my friends who I made through flickr and the SL porn groups. More than often I have a model in mind for a picture but if they aren’t available I try and wait till I have to use a different model. Time zones are a bitch sometimes.

-“Oh yes they are indeed. Did you ever think of creating movies as well? Why?”

Ahh movies…I have not looked into that part of SL porn yet. I might do a test clip to see if I can make a compelling movie clip. Although i’d love to be a part of a movie sometime.

-“You were talking about VR (Virtual Reality) earlier, did you experiment it and more specifically porn VR? Would you be able to share that experience with us?”

I actually have a VR head set with me which I primarily use for VR games. But the idea of VR porn intrigued me and I looked it up. At first it was a different feel having your phone slapped in front of your eyes but the over all immersive experience is amazing especially if it is a high quality video and especially when you can see your surroundings from the scene give it that life like feel.

-“Have you ever created an account on the likes of 3DXChat or ChatHouse 3D? What do you think of those?

I did signup for 3DX chat long back and found it to be very rigid and boring. Like in SL you have so many things to interact with. On there it is very choreographed and typical 3D stock animations for sex movements. Sadly it did nothing for me.

-“What are your upcoming projects or new ideas?”

I plan of working on stories and roleplays with a comic strip style of editing. It is still in the works but maybe I can call it SL porn comics.

-“Finally this will be my last question. Would you share with us one of your secrets, a little fantasy or anything very few people know about you?”

Haha ok… let me think. Not sure many people know this but I am into taboo roleplay in my personal SL life. I identify myself as a polyamorous man.

Thank you for this opportunity to interview with you Cathy. It was fun.I wish to have you as a model in my pictures if you would be interested.

-“Thank you Mark and I would like to pose for you very much.”

The time passed so quickly in Mark’s company. He is a warm character, with a nice sense of humour and he is definitely a charmer and a skilled seducer. I spent a really nice moment post interview with him by the pool. Did I fall for him? Certainly a little … he is irresistible. Anyway you should definitely check Mark’s Flickr Stream.

Credit to Mark Steiner for the pictures of the interview.

Kisses,
Cathy

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