I was born in the Hanseatic city of Lübeck in 1975, the son of an engineering student cum painter and a now famous German comedian. Photography came to me as a rather belated revelation: I got my first camera at the age of 5 but it was only when I had turned 25 that I began to grasp how important “fixing the moment” had become to me. Within a few months, I decided to abandon my previous career in order to concentrate on photography.
I trained as a photographer in Bad Segeberg, Schleswig-Holstein, in a small but highly professional portrait studio while attending classes at the renowned vocational school in Kiel, i.e. the Photo + Media Forum Kiel, before obtaining my diploma.
Marcus Ben Carlson