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Marcus Schwier, 82 Seiten, 70 Fotografien, farbig, 2010.

Die Szenarien wirken wie Drehorte ohne Darsteller. „Nachtaufnahmen reduzieren ein Bild auf Entscheidendes. Alles Wesentliche ist ausgeleuchtet“, erklärt Marcus Schwier seine Serie „Nightshots“. Auf verschiedenen Kontinenten dokumentiert der Düsseldorfer Photograph nächtliche Lichtsituationen. Er nutzte alle Möglichkeiten moderner Kameratechnik und dennoch sind seine Arbeiten vor allem Lehrstücke darüber, wie die Beleuchtung die Identität von Dingen verändert. Wie aus einem Straßenzug eine Ansammlung skulpturaler Objekte wird und wie klassische Architektur-Photographie ihre Grenzen sprengt.

Marcus Schwier, geboren 1964 in Düsseldorf, studierte an der Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. Seine Arbeiten werden international ausgestellt, publiziert und ausgezeichnet und befinden sich in wichtigen privaten und öffentlichen Sammlungen. Er lebt und arbeitet in Düsseldorf.

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Sprachen: Deutsch, Chinesisch, Englisch, Französisch

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Marcus Schwier, 82 coloured pages, 70 photographies, 2010.

The scenarios appear to be film locations without the cast. “Night shots reduce a picture to the essentials. They are perfectly lit” explains photographer Marcus Schwier his series “Nightshots”. The photographer from Dusseldorf documents urban lighting situations at night on different continents. He capitalized on all opportunities offered by modern camera technics but still, his work tells a tale on how lighting changes an object’s identity. How a street of houses is transformed into an aggregation of sculptural objects and how classic architecture breaks down the limitations of photography.

Marcus Schwier, born in 1964 in Dusseldorf, studied at the Academy of Arts in Dusseldorf. His award-winning work is exhibited and published internationally and forms part of many important private and public collections. He lives and works in Dusseldorf.

 

Marcus Schwier, image architect. Born in 1964 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Marcus Schwier discovered his fascination for photography while in school. After earning his architecture degree in 1985, he worked in various architectural offices before returning to school in 1993 — this time to formally study photography at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. While at the Academy, Schwier experimented with camera obscuratechniques. Today, the freelancer works on both commercial and artistic projects, concentrating on landscape and architectural photography. Schwier has balanced the artistic work in his studio in Düsseldorf with his global career. On the one hand, he brings the highest standards to the images he shoots as a commercial photographer working on advertising concepts, brochures, and campaigns for such clients as Mercedes Benz, Audi, Thyssen-Krupp, and Deutsche Bank. On the other hand, he doesn’t lose sight of his artistic ambitions and is always looking for new and surprisingly compelling shots. His ground-breaking “Nightshots,” begun using film photography, builds on his Academy experience of shooting long exposures that emphasize the phenomenon of the night itself more than the subjects of the shots. Schwier explains that the nocturnal scene reduces an image to its barest meaning, since the most essential things are already lit; but almost as an afterthought, his long-exposure shots also succeed in bringing light into otherwise pitch-dark corners and niches, uncovering the strangeness of time and moment. Schwier is the recipient of major prizes and awards, including the DG Bank International Photography Award.

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