Every person has its own language. Language is the expression of the spirit.
Jeder Mensch hat seine eigene Sprache. Sprache ist Ausdruck des Geistes.

Novalis (1772 – 1801, German poet)

Likewise, each human being observes the phenomena of the real world with his own eyes. Hence a photographer is merely able to create an effigy of the reality he realizes himself. He can never enforce his claims to copy reality itself.

On the contrary, an observer can anytime construe the opus of a photographer (the photography) with and through his perception of reality. Exactly this diversity of observations is my attraction to photography in general and establishes infinite possibilities for me.

Marc Koschel, April 5, 2003

Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty.

David Hume in Of the Standard of Taste and Other Essays (1711- 1776, Scottish philosopher)

Beauty is the summation of parts working together in such a way that nothing needs to be added, taken away, or altered!

Carlotto (1632 – 1698, Italian artist)

Why photography?

Marc Koschel took his first picture at the age of eight years from the backseat of his mother's car. She had left her compact camera there and Marc took a picture of her puzzled face while she was still driving. He obtained his first own compact camera two years later.


Marc desired a SLR camera for his eighteenth birthday. He received a Minolta X 700 and took his first ambitious attempts as a hobby photographer. In 1995 Marc purchased a Minolta Xi 7. In the meantime he discovered his interest in portrait and scenery photography.

Since 1999 Marc takes digital photos. First he used a Olympus CL2500 next to his old Minolta Xi 7 camera. Since the year 2006 he has been taken his pictures exclusively with his Canon EOS 30D. His interests has focused on banal everyday life subjects next to scenery shots.

From 2019 on he got seriously involved in iPhone photography. It startet with the iPhone7 and goes on with the iPhone Xs. However, so far he uses his DSLR still parallel to the iPhone.

A different but related specialization of Marc is his passion for workflows on processing digital pictures on computers (Apple Mac). He documents his work on his blog Digital Workflows.


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Who is Marc?

Portrait of Marc Koschel

Marc Koschel was born in 1966 and lives in the greater Mannheim / Heidelberg area (Rhein-Neckar-Kreis)

He studied German and English/American philology with a focus on linguistics as well as general linguistics at the University of Mannheim, Germany. He also studied German in the Germanic and Slavic Departement at the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada). In the year of 1999 he received his Master of Arts.

Marc has worked for a software company since the year 2000. He has been working in the health care sector of the Deutsche Telekom Clinical Solutions GmbH.

During his free time Marc has developed webpages for his personal surrounding since the middle of the 90s, either for his own projects or for friends or acquaintances. His profund knowledge on HTML, PHP and CSS and in general on web standards, gave reason to offer a training course on HTML for kids at the church Matthäus in Mannheim, Germany.

In his point of view the combination of photography and web design is well compatible.

How to get in contact?

You can reach Marc Koschel on his webpage.

One more thing ...

This web page is written in English though I am German.
Why? I want to reach as many people as possible.


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