Mark Metzner was born in Romania in 1988 and is currently studying communication design at the Faculty of Design Mannheim. His passion for photography started early on, and he developed a particular interest in analogue photography, especially black and white photography. While photography is his first love, he has a wide range of interests in other areas of design, including graphic design, film, 3D visualization, and creative coding.
Inspired by the works of Boris Mikhailov, Sergej Vutuc, and Ernst Haas, Mark seeks to capture the raw emotion and beauty of everyday life through his lens. He is drawn to the simplicity and authenticity of black and white photography, which allows him to focus on the essence of his subjects without the distraction of color.
While Mark still loves analogue photography, he has increasingly turned to digital techniques in recent years. He particularly enjoys working with the Fujifilm x100v camera, which he feels offers the perfect combination of classic design and modern functionality.
Mark has a particular love for blurry and out-of-focus shots, which he feels add an extra layer of emotion and mood to his images. He often experiments with intentional camera movement and shallow depth of field to create dreamy, impressionistic images that blur the line between reality and abstraction.
Despite his focus on photography, Mark is always exploring new ways to push the boundaries of his art, whether that means experimenting with new equipment or exploring other areas of design. He is constantly seeking to expand his horizons and develop new skills, always striving to create work that is both beautiful and meaningful.
Mark has also been actively involved in the art world, exhibiting his work in a variety of settings. He has displayed his photos in galleries, cafes, and public spaces, including the Rathaus Stuttgart. He was also a finalist in the Pro Lab open call and received recognition as one of the top 5 photographers.
With a keen eye for detail and a deep appreciation for the art of design, Mark is committed to honing his craft and sharing his vision with others. Whether he is creating images or exploring other forms of design, he is always pushing the boundaries of what is possible and striving to create work that speaks to the human experience in a profound and meaningful way.