ET's very own Mark Steines recently put his passion for photography on display, unveiling his personal collection of photographs at the Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles Friday.
Mark's skill behind the lens is obvious through the images he's captured of all the exotic locations he's visited during his 17-year stint at ET.
"For 17 years I worked for this amazing show that sent me not only to these remarkable places, but top-notch travel and awesome hotel accommodations, and I thought, I just can't not take advantage of this," he says. "I didn't just want to take pictures outside of my hotel window ... but I was able to just take my camera rig and go out and explore when I had windows of time. That's part of the joy -- that's what I love about photography and I have everything represented here, from my trips to Dubai, Venice and London, to Geneva, New York, Miami, all over the world."
Some of Mark's prints will be auctioned off, with proceeds going to Lighthouse Medical Missions to help those in Sierra Lione.
"I've been to Sierra Lione, my wife has been on two trips, the images are still burned in my mind and I try to share those because I think an image is a thousand words and these photos can tell more about what needs to be done," he says. "I recently had a friend who reminded me that we need to take better care of each other, and sharing these photos reminds us that there are people out there who need us to help take care of them."
Mark's photography collection will be on display for the next three months.