"It's great to get insight into the era of 80's rock-n-roll via a treasure trove of photographs skillfully captured in front of Mark Weiss' camera lens. THE DECADE THAT ROCKED!! is the perfect time capsule for Mark's work finally being released upon the masses in 2012."
Phil Collen / Def Leppard
“I've known Mark Weiss since he was a teenager. He was relentless in the pursuit of his art. Mark would knock on my hotel door all hours of the day and night wanting to take photos. He definitely had and still has the rock and roll spirit.”
“Not only is FATHER WEISS responsible for helping me get the Gig with OZZY, he's also responsible for some of the most ICONIC ROCK PHOTOGRAPHY OF ROCK'S MOST LEGENDARY Bands and Artists of ALL TIME... THANKS FATHER WEISS!!! YOU RULE!!! KEEP IT ICONIC!!!"
"Judging from the kind of rock artists and bands that Mark is drawn to, you wouldn't automatically think of including Blondie. What there is that makes sense is the ease that Mark has with bands and his "bedside manner" so to speak. He just looks like the right guy behind the camera and has a way of putting everyone at ease and getting five or six people to all look good at the same moment is not easy. He loves what he's doing, truly and it shows in the shots and coupled with his long association and enduring passion, he's just a great rock photographer. What more could a girl like me ask for?"
Debbie Harry / Blondie
“I have known Mark for many years. I consider him not only to be an incredible photographer but a good friend as well. His passion for photography always seems to capture my passion for rock and roll.He truly seems to love what he is doing and has been with me through thick and thin. His photos always seem to capture the moment”
“Mark - You're a true artist; that goes without saying. But to see you fighting to ‘get the shot’ last week brings me back to the 70's, the Project days, on thru to today. You're a true survivor man, and that ain't easy. We're few and far between and you're one of us!”
"From the first time I walked into the set Mark Weiss had built for Twisted Sister's Stay Hungry album cover shoot, I knew he was a creative force. More that "just a photographer," Mark can work with an artist and help to bring a creative idea to life visually. He doesn't know the words "that can't be done." “Mark Weiss is to rock photography as hair is to 80's metal...You just can't have one without the other!”
"Why is it that nearly every great photo I see of myself says -'photo by Mark Weiss'?"
“These shots were just pictures to some, but to many they are memories. Thanks for sharing.”
Jon Bon Jovi
"Mark is easy going and a pleasure to be around. He takes awesome shots. He has a definite character all his own. You can see one of his shots and go, “That’s Mark.” He sees things and plays off of them in a comfortable environment. There is no stress with Mark.” He is like a brother to me and the best at what he does."
“I've known Mark for 25 years. He is absolutely the best rock photographer, period! He has a tireless energy and passion for the art of capturing rock and roll. Whether it's live, studio, or candid, he always catches the cool moment !!! Here's to many more years of Rock & roll and many more rolls of film my friend!!!!”
“Mark Weiss is a rock star. If he didn't have a camera hanging around his neck... ... it would be a Les Paul guitar”
“Judas Priest have had the pleasure of Mark's spot on camera action for many years and he always knows when to pull the trigger to capture the band in a dynamic fashion that shows The Priest In Our True Metal Colours! Cheers Mark!”
“I have known Mark Weiss for 23 years now & he was more instrumental in hooking me up with my old band Skid Row than anyone else. He takes totally incredible pictures & we work together to this day. He is more than a photographer, he is a family friend & I would not have the career I have today if I never met Mark Weiss.”