Mark Fredesjed R. Cristino is a photographer based in Manila, Philippines. In his active days, Mark's life was skateboarding, football (soccer) and music. A freak accident in football (fracturing his ankle) and meeting a chief photographer in Manila led him to focus on photography. Mark eventually quit his corporate job and pursued a Diploma in Photojournalism at the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University. He started out shooting skateboarding and football then later on rugby, basketball, surfing and all other sports. Later on he met more people in the photojournalism industry and ventured into street, news and documentary photography.
Mark is currently employed at the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) shooting photo and video coverage of news, politics, sports, culture, entertainment and various events. Mark pretty much shoots anything to keep him happy.