Marc Koegel is a Vancouver fine art photographer, educator, writer and director of Vancouver Photo Workshops LTD. His black and white long exposure landscapes, nudes and architecture photographs have been widely exhibited in Vancouver and internationally. Born in Germany, Marc first came to Canada in 1996 to earn an Economics degree. He has been seriously involved with photography ever since he was given his father's camera and darkroom setup at the age of 12. He has worked and studied with many internationally acclaimed photographers, including Joe McNally, Greg Gorman, Jay Maisel, Mary Ellen Mark, Ralph Gibson, David Hume Kennerly and Jon Cone from Cone Editions Press. Among Marc's keen interests are the creative and transitional techniques used to merit traditional darkroom with the latest digital processes.
An ongoing project that was started in the Spring of 2010, the Lighthouse Series is a collection of long exposure black and white photographs.
Growing up near the water and within walking distance of numerous lighthouses along the commercial waterway called Elbe, Marc developed a deep appreciation and connection to these structures.
Functional and efficient, Marc often felt invited to take a rest and simply use the opportunity to gaze at the marine traffic moving by. Lighthouses felt like doors to worlds far away.
With this series, Marc aims to capture those feelings and dreams of far away worlds and exotic destinations.