You’d have to circumvent the globe to trace Markian Lozowchuk’s career path. He’s encountered hunter-gatherer tribes in the Amazon and East Africa, studied at the Alberta College of Fine Art and Design and now splits his time between Toronto and NYC. From early beginnings assisting famed photographer Martin Schoeller, to collaborative and award-winning turns as both a teacher and an editorial portraitist, Markian now stares down his lens into the fierce gazes of today’s most talked-about personalities. His knack for capturing people without pretension has the power to change the conversation, combining true essence and personal essence so tangibly that his images verge on the hyperreal. His work has been seen in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Stern, EW, GC and Toronto Life.