Markham Lane has been a part of the Sydney scene since he came out in 1989. Having been born in Surry Hills and residing in Darlinghurst and surrounding areas for most of his adult life, he has a very successful marketing and media career. With an adventurous spirit and a thirst for culture and creativity in all aspects of the arts, he has also forged for himself a photography career.
Internationally published and exhibited, Markham has dedicated the last 8.5 years to a personal project, the “Colours of Our Community™" - a photo book that records the characters and personalities that make up Oxford Street, Sydney over a ten year period. Due for publication in late 2016 with a launch exhibition to coincide with the 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Markham hopes to bring his historical account to the world in-order to advance acceptance, equality and diversity to audiences globally.
In Early 2013 Markham was commissioned by Mel “Feisty” Fitzpatrick to produce commercial images for Extra Dirty events. This culminated in an exhibition of collected works at the 2014 Extra Dirty event during the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend. He continues offer his art for the discerning Extra Dirty tribe and hopes to be a part of this community for many, many more years to come.