The Lighthouse Series

PhotographerMarc Koegel
PrizeBronze in Fine Art / Landscape
Entry Description

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.

About Photographer

Marc Koegel is a proud father of two, an international award-winning photographer, educator, writer and the director of Vancouver Photo Workshops LTD ( His black and white long exposure landscapes, nudes and architectural 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 (Yes he fits this stereotype). Marc has worked and studied with many internationally acclaimed photographers, including Joe McNally, Mary Ellen Mark, Greg Gorman, Arthur Meyerson, Jay Maisel, Ralph Gibson, David Hume Kennerly and Jon Cone from Cone Editions Press. In 2007, Marc was commissioned to put together Western Canada's first 1 year full-time, fully accredited, diploma program focusing on the latest digital photography technologies. Among Marc's keen interest are the creative and transitional techniques used to merit traditional darkroom with the latest digital processes. To create his fine-art photographs, Marc works with both, film and digital processes.