Marshall Vernet’s photography has been influenced by his love for French cinema and early European black and white imagery. He also traveled the world finding images and locations for Hollywood feature films and commercials. He worked very closely with Tony Scott as a location consultant on such films as “Déjà Vu” with Denzel Washington, “The Fan” with Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes, “Enemy of the State” with Will Smith and Gene Hackman, and “Domino” with Keira Knightley and Mickey Rourke. This experience combined with ten years as a commercial director himself has manifested into a collection of very striking and powerful black and white photographs which seem to have one foot in the world of classic photographic imagery and the other in a contemporary world of computerized stylings. His black and white photographs have a dark strength to them that combine the look of a charcoal drawing and a classic film noir.


     Marshal began his studies at the Lycée Français of New York before heading to France to the Lycée International of Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Then he went on to the Institut le Rosey, Switzerland where he got his first taste of taking, developing and printing photographs. From that time on, Marshall has always had a camera of some sort in his hand. He continued his studies by completing his A-levels in English, French and Spanish literature and focused on his German at the Georg August Universität in Göttingen, Germany, all the while taking photograph and honing in on his black and white sensibilities and style.