Author: Marc Koegel

Extraordinary encounters: The camera is a passport

Marc Koegel is a Vancouver-based landscape photographer. He first came to Canada from Germany to study Economics, but once he graduated, Marc decided he wanted to be a photographer instead. Today, he creates fine-art photography of melancholy architecture and landscapes, but also teaches photography and leads the Vancouver Photo Workshops community.   Photography enables me to have extraordinary life experiences. It makes me travel to places and meet people I would never encounter if it weren’t for my camera, which creates a connection to them. The camera is a passport, a warrant to connect to these places and people on a deeper, more meaningful level. And it’s not only about the experiences themselves, but also about creating memories. I enjoy a lot travelling and photographing alone, so the images I take become memories that I then share with my family and friends. That’s why they’re very precious to me. On a different level, photography is a tool to exercise my creativity. All people need an outlet for their creativity, their imagination. Photography is just my …

Exploring the beauty of black & white photography with the IQ4 150MP Achromatic

Why I photograph I photograph to have life experiences and to share them with family, friends and the rest of the world. My camera has taken me to dozens of countries and opened many doors. It has led me to strangers who invited me into their lives. Without photography, I simply would have missed out on many memorable, enjoyable and inspiring adventures. I believe that the journey is much more fascinating than the destination. You have to enjoy what you are doing, and when you do, photographs will find you. I do plan some projects and journeys beforehand, but as often as I can, I do enjoy just responding and reacting to what is presented in front of me. My aesthetic My photographic style is black & white, minimal, silent, fine art landscape and architecture photography. I’m interested in interpretation rather than representation of a given scene, subject and location. This is, in short, why I chose to work in black & white. I have been in love with it ever since I started seriously …