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INTERVIEWIES ABOUT HIS COLLABORATION WITH AMSTERDAM GAY PRIDE AND DESIGN AGENCY VBAT

by Design agency VBAT - click here

by Lucien Spee (CEO Amsterdam Gay Pride) - click here


B A C K G R O U N D

Born in Germany, Marcus studied photography at the Southampton Institute of Art and Design in England, received the Bachelor of Arts in 2001.

His perspective is far-ranging and anthropological. Spanning celebrity lives, from athletes to politicians, to surprising urban subcultures and futuristic cityscapes, he documents the human condition with immediacy and compassion. 

Whether in the studio or on location, his down to earth charm and rapport with his subjects enables him to bring-forth individual uniqueness to his images.

His visual language draws upon personal experience and feeling, which is effortlessly translated from his free work to the commercial sphere. It is this connectivity between the subject/client and the viewer which makes his work so engaging.

Always aesthetic, often colourful, Marcus’ images offer a sense of familiarity in otherwise unusual and exceptional lives.

These art works can be seen in the collections of Foam Editions in Amsterdam, Netherlands, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Embassy in Washington DC, USA, Movares Art Collection in Utrecht and in many private collections.

Marcus lives and works out of Amsterdam


C L I E N T S

• Adidas • AEB • Asics Onitsuka Tiger • Afisha Mir • BBIE Benelux Office for Intellectual Property • Bosch • Cathay Pacific • Como Park Studio • Dear Dan and Friends • De Geus Publisher • Dorten • Ericsson telecommunications • Eurostar • Eric Kuster • Fokker Technologies • Hermitage • Hizi Hair • ING Bank • INK Global • IRIS Amsterdam • KLM Airways/Air France • Kokoro Amsterdam • Jack Morton Worldwide • Ministrie van Economosche Zaken • Mike TeeVee • Nike •Panacea Retreat • Praezi • Poetfarmer • Puma • Osram • Sid Lee • Shell Netherlands • Scotch & Soda • Storage • Stichting Amsterdam Gay Pride • TelDesign • the Reeves Agency • van Speijk Yachts • van Lennep • VBAT • VGZ Insurance • Young & Rubicam • among others.


A W A R D S  &  N O M I N A T I O N S
 

2017 winner with Portrait folio for the GoSee Creative Awards, Berlin, Germany, Smith&Koppen

2016 received honorable mention of the PX3 – Prix de la Photographie, The People of Wasteland

2015 nominated at the 8th Annual international Color Awards, Category - Fashion, Title - Colored Hair

2015 received honorable mention of the PX3 – Prix de la Photographie, The Children of Vogue

2015 finalist at the Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards, The People of Wasteland

2015 ’selected for ONWARD compé Photoaward 2015, The People of Wasteland

2014 made it in the final top 20 for the GoSeeAwards 2014, the Girl got Balls

2014 the series ‘Holi’ received an Honorable Mention at the The “Prix de la Photographie, Paris” (Px3) 2014 Photo Competition, Holi Portraits

2014 Gold at the One Eyeland Photography Award, The People of Wasteland

2014 shortlisted for the KL International Photoawards, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Scarlet Fudge from Amsterdam Drag Queens Olympians

2014 finalist for the DUO Magazine Percival Photographic Portrait Prize, Australia/ - Maya with the Girl got Balls

2012 bronze and silver winner at the Loup Awards, Cityscapes

2012 9x bronze winner at the EPSON International Pano Awards, Cityscapes

2012 Honorable mention at the International Photography Awards, the Girl got Balls

2011 Honorable mention at the International Photography Awards, the Girl got Balls

2011 ‘Px3 Official Selection’, Prix de la Photographie, Paris, France, the Girl got Balls

2011 winner of the New York Photo Awards 2011 in the Category - Editorial - Image Series,, the Girl got Balls

2011 nomination and 3rd place - Dutch Photography Prize -Zilveren Camera, the Girl got Balls

2011 Finalist at the International Photo Awards 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, the Girl got Balls

2011 Shortlisted for the Portrait Photography Prize - Let\’s Face It 7, of the London Photographic Association, the Girl got Balls

2010 Honorable mention at the International Photography Awards, Cityscapes

2010 Honorable mention at the International Photography Awards, the Girl got Balls


C O L L E CT I O N S
 

2013 Movares Art Collection, Utrecht, the Netherlands – the Cityscape series

2011 Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Embassy in Washington DC - the Cityscape series

2008 Foam Gallery Art Collection - the Cityscape series

2008 - present, numorious private Art collectors, the Cityscape series

2001 Southampton Institute Art Collection - the portrait series - Phenotype


E X H I B I T I O N S
 

2017 Stichting Young in Prison / YiPArt, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. the Girl got Balls

2017 Stichting Young in Prison / YiPArt, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Smith&Koppen

2015 Amsterdam Gay Pride, the Netherlands, the Children of Vogue

2015 Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards, Malaysia, the People of Wasteland

2015 Onward SummitPhotofestival, Philadelphia, USA, the People of Wasteland

2014 borderline, part of the 1st ever queer festival, Tel Aviv, Israel, the Girl got Balls

2014 Flesh Garden. a group exhibition in a two story brothel , Amsterdam Redlight District, the Netherlands, the Girl got Balls

2014 Amsterdam Gay Pride at Vondel CS, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the Drag Queen Olympians

2014 Duo Magazine Percival Photographic Portrait Prize, Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville, Australia, the Girl got Balls

2014 One World – Kritische Kontraste, Umweltfotofestival Horizonte Zingst, Kunsthallen, Zingst, Germany / – Amsterdam Drag Queens

2014 Toren (former Shell Tower), Solo Expo all of Mai, Amsterdam, the Netherlands/ – Cityscapes, the Girl got Balls

2014 A Process, at Neue Galerie, Augsburg, Germany, the Girl got Balls

2014 Open Tower Day, Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Cityscapes

2013 Human Rights Week, Santa Catarina, Brazi, the Girl got Balls

2013 the Girl got Balls at G’s, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the Girl got Balls

2013 The Edges of Night: Dawn and Dusk, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont, USA, Cityscapes

2013 One World – Kritische Kontraste, Umweltfotofestival Horizonte Zingst, Kunsthallen Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Zingst, Germany, Cityscapes

2013 Spurwechsel, 30 Fotografen – BEST OF ZINGST, Volkswagen Automobil Forum Unter den Linden, Berlin, Germany, Cityscapes

2013 Les Boutographies, Le Festival des Photographies, Montpellier, France, the Girl got Balls

2012 International Photography Festival: Les Rencontres d’Arles, France- Photography Open Salon at the Galerie Huit, the Girl got Balls

2012 Le Festival Voies Off des Rencontres d’Arles, France, the Girl got Balls

2011 International Photofestival Noorderlicht, Hong Kong Cityscapes

2011 Photographic Centre Peri, Turku, Finland, the Girl got Balls

2011 New York Photo Awards 2011, USA, the Girl got Balls

2011 AAF- Project 2.0, Amsterdam, Nederland, Cityscapes

2011 International Photo Awards 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malasiya, the Girl got Balls

2011 Let\’s Face It 7, London Photographic Association.Great Britan, the Girl got Balls


P U B L I  C A T I O N S

 

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