Marvin Bowser

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I inherited my love of photography from my father and his uncle.  Daddy still has some of Uncle Duke's antique cameras.  I bought a Canon T70 in the Air Force Exchange on Ramstein Air Base in Germany in the mid-1980s.  

I used my Canon as we drove, ate, drank and skied our way across Europe over the 4 years I was stationed there.  Of course, this was during the Cold War, we worked hard and played hard.  Those prints and a few undeveloped film cases are in boxes in an upstairs closet.  I pull through them every now and then.  

I've owned several digital cameras since that Canon T70.  My father gave me his Nikon D40 and D5000 which we a big jump up from the point and shoots I had been using. I learned a lot about DSLRs with Daddy's gear.  The D5000 died during an Africa trip so I decided to pick up a new Nikon D7500.  The problem with the D5000 was well documented and Nikon fixed it without charge.

I decided a couple years ago that I was working too hard to "make Facebook fabulous" with my images so I kicked off Marvimage Photography and greatly curtained FB posts.

In addition to travel photography, favorite subjects include flowers, animals, and landscapes.  I just love nature --> color, structure, design, diversity, movement, shadow and light in ever changing combinations.  When photographing people, I prefer candids.  I do take headshots, as well.  I even did a set of photos of a friend with her dogs that she LOVES.  I'll shoot small events too. I enjoy a challenge so hit me up!

I also have Behind the Scenes (BTS) photographer credits from my work on Twas the Chaos Before Christmas.  Lots of work. Crazy fun.  I'll have more images from the shoot up on the site soon. 

I've done several successful photography pop-up events around Washington DC.  I'll be announcing several larger scale events for Spring / Summer 2019.

This site allows you to purchase and download digital images, prints and supports framing and gift items as well.  I will continue to add Galleries and update existing Galleries so visit often!

Oh, I'm also an actor.  Check me out at

Marvin Bowser is a Washington DC based photographer who has served 10 years Active Duty in the Air Force, 6 years as a Navy civilian and 18 years as a defense contractor. He continues to travel extensively and takes his cameras with him.


Marvin Bowser Photography @ Busboys and Poets Takoma

I had a ball working with Carol Rhodes Dyson, Curator in Residence, to select the 19 pieces we hung on April 20th. All pieces in the collection are 17” x 14” in custom black wooden frames with 8ply mats. Images are from my travels around the world. The show will be up until August 26th. Everything is for sale. Please DM me for more information or stop by Bus Boys at 235 Carroll St NW, WDC, 20012 to check it out. #photography #photographer #travel #luxury #artist #culture @marvimage at Busboys and Poets Takoma

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Dawn to Sunset -- Color Shadow and Light

I created Dawn to Sunset collection for a show I did with fellow artist, Hernan Gigena April 3rd at the Brixton. About 100 people turned out for the spring-themed happy hour which also raised funds for the Wanda Alston Foundation. The collection, Dawn to Sunset, consists of twenty 17” x 14” pieces in custom black wooden frames and 8ply mats like Dragon Fly and Lotus Bud, pictured here.

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Here's the catalog.  Please contact me if you are interested in any of the remaining pieces.

From Dawn to Sunset Catalog

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Fine Arts Happy Hour at the Brixton April 3rd

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Join Tammy, Skip, Marvin and Hernan for a fabulous Happy Hour at The Brixton, buy some art, mix and mingle and support a great cause, the Wanda Alston Foundation.

Place: The Brixton, 901 U St NW WDC, 20001 Date: April 3, 2019 Time: 5 — 7:30

Hosts: Tammy Britt/COMPASS

Skip Muller/PerCredo Technology Solutions Inc

Marvin Bowser/Artist


MARVIN BOWSER is a photographer and is curating a collection just for this event. Check out his current work here:

HERNAN GIGENA Creates contemporary drawings/collages using masking tape on paper, Jewelry (men & women) and sculptures. Find out more about this Argentina-born artist here:


The Wanda Alston Foundation opened its doors in 2008 as the only housing program in Washington, D.C,. solely dedicated to offering pre-independent transitional living and support services to homeless or at-risk LGBTQ youth ages 16 to 24 in all eight wards.

Find out more at

We have the Lodge Bar on the second floor reserved and have free access to the roof deck to enjoy the view and spring breezes. The Brixton’s Happy Hour menu offers some of the best HH food and prices in town. See you there!!

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