Born in London in the early 80s, Markn began photography at the age of 16 while studying at the Rudolf Steiner School.
Initially interested in photojournalism, Markn started experimenting with fashion photography while studying at the University of Arts. 
During this period he freelance assisted a number of photographers including Steven Klein, Solve Sundsbo and Liz Collins.
Markn is currently Nick Knight's full time first assistant.