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I am Mark Elst, I am a Dutch architectural and luxury real estate photographer based at the French Riviera.

I grew up in a small town in the North of Holland and studied Communication & Design at the University in Groningen. During my study I have always travelled a lot (Australia, Asia and South Africa) finally deciding to move to France, together with my girlfriend, after getting our degrees.

The Côte d’Azur is an ideal location to photograph properties that deserve a unique presentation. With my modern approach, photographing mainly with natural light and using a drone if beneficial I quickly started building up a portfolio with some of the most luxury and unique properties at the Côte d’Azur.

Now in 2019, I work anywhere in Europe and clients include architects, luxury rental companies, high end real estate agents, hotels and yacht companies.

I am a skilled drone operators and my drone is approved by the DGAC for  S1 and S3 scenarios.




Architecture clients include:
Robbert Jan Admiraal - ElementR
Ernst Jan Zantingh - Zantos

Luxury Real Estate clients include:
Skillington Janssens Knight Frank 
Sotheby's International Realty
Christie's International Real Estate

Rental companies include:
Luxury Retreats
Quality Villas
Villa Rental Saint Tropez

Magazine Publications
Maison en France
Côte & Provence

Other clients: 
Chateau de Berne
Chateau Sainte Roseline
Chateau Demoiselles
Keizer Yachts