Mark Mason


I have been part of the sport of bodybuilding in one way or another since my first glance and Joe Weider's Muscle Builder and Power Magazine many years ago. That journey began over three decades ago and has literally taken me around the world. During my career as a photojournalist, no matter where my travels have landed me, I have always managed to locate a gym and train. I have found that bodybuilding is indeed a universal language.

I became involved with competitive bodybuilding in the 1990s as a photographer, videographer and writer. Since then I have been fortunate to work with some of the top professional bodybuilders, fitness and figure competitors in the sport today as well as some of the greatest physique photographers in the business.

Although I do enjoy being part of the national shows my first love is working along side the amateur competitors at the many local and regional shows that I work. These athletes are the true unsung heroes of the sport and lead the way toward the future of bodybuilding, fitness and figure.

It is a great thrill for me to be part of the team.

Below Are A Few Pictures From Over The Years:

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  • Mark Mason's 2009 Emerald Cup Review!

    Many of the same things are said each year about the Emerald Cup Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure and Bikini Championships. The show was held in one of the best venues of any show in the country, and that includes the USA's and the Nationals.

  • A Retrospect Of The 2009 Emerald Cup Championships!

    As competitors complete their last few workouts, tweak their diets and put the finishing touches on their posing routines I am sitting here reminiscing about the past twelve years... Here's a look back on an amazing show for amateurs!

  • Cutler Chaos Reigns At Teper’s 2008 Junior California Bodybuilding And Figure Championships!

    Not only was the LA area experiencing triple digit temperatures but the heat generated from Lonnie Teper's NPC Junior California Bodybuilding and Figure Championships pushed the mercury out of the top of the thermometer.

  • 2008 NPC Muscle Mayhem Bodybuilding, Figure & Model Search Championships Review!

    Mayhem would be a feeble adjective to describe the complete pandemonium and utter bedlam that took place on May 24th in KCMO at the 2008 Muscle Mayhem Bodybuilding, Figure and Model Search Championships. Read on to learn more!

  • Mark Mason's 2008 NPC Empire Classic Review

    The 2008 Empire surpassed all previous events. Empire Classic rocked the Lilac City on April 26th.

  • Mark Mason's 2008 Emerald Cup Review.

    The exact location was the Meydenbauer Center in the heart of Bellevue, Washington where NPC BSN 2008 Emerald Cup Bodybuilding, Fitness, and Figure Championships took place.

  • 2008 NPC Vancouver USA Natural Classic Review.

    The Vancouver USA Natural 2008 Bodybuilding Championships and Tanji Johnson Fitness and Figure Classic is now just another page in history. Here is the review of 2008 Vancouver Natural.

  • Mark Mason's 2008 Heartland Natural Classic Review.

    Randy and Julie Leppala had a dream: to promote a successful, one hundred percent drug-free bodybuilding and figure show. That dream became reality on April 5th 2008 in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/Saint Paul.

  • Mark Mason's Reflections On The 2008 Arnold Classic!

    2008 was my fifth year attending the Arnold Classic. Each year I swear I will never go back. That feeling lasts for about two weeks and then I can't wait for the first weekend of March to roll around so I can spend some time in chilly Columbus.

  • 2008 Arnold Amateur Championships Review!

    The prejudging was held at the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium so the athletes got a taste of what the professional stage is all about. Here is my review of the 2008 Arnold Amateur Championships.