Mark Hirsch is a photographer, public speaker, and the author of the book “That Tree”. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and graduated with a BS in Communication Technology with Photography Emphasis.
While recovering from a serious car accident in 2012, Mark was inspired by a friend to use his iPhone to embark on a year-long, photo-a-day project focusing on an old bur oak tree. He embraced the challenge, resulting in a transformative experience of healing and self-discovery.
Hirsch spent 20 years in the newspaper industry as a photojournalist, photo editor, and visuals editor before beginning a freelance career in 2006 as an editorial, corporate, and landscape photographer. He lives in Platteville, WI and his passions are mountain biking, backpacking and fishing.
He cares about conservation and as a landowner and naturalist, and wants to inspire others to preserve and protect our natural and land resources.