Marcus Bastel was born in Frankfurt/ Main, Germany. He left in 1989 to study Fine Art in Britain. After finishing a BA in Sheffield he went on to do postgraduate studies at the Rijksakademie van beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam and moved to London in 1997. Having put his efforts into creating video installations almost always containing a written or performed element, urging a thought process in a viewer, he eventually abandoned installation work to concentrate on writing and photography.
He is fascinated by the spaciousness and landscapes of the American Southwest and continues to travel there whenever time allows, seeking out and aching for a contrast to life in a city like London.
He works at Central Saint Martins School of Art in London.
He is being represented by Anoukh Foerg Literary Agency in Munich.
Currently all pictures are being shot digitally using a Canon EOS 5D Mark 2.
My book ‘But where are all the people’ has won Honorable Mention in the Photography Book Now International Juried Competition.
The jury included: Darius Himes (Radius Books), Michael Mack (Steidl/Mack Publishing), Monica Allende (Photo Editor, London Sunday Times), Judith Puckett-Rinella (Photo Editor, The New York Times Style Magazine), Lesley A. Martin (Aperture Foundation), Martin Parr (Photographer), Susan Meiselas (Photographer) and Brian Smith (Photographer).
Postgraduate in Fine Art at Riksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten , Amsterdam, NL
BA Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University, UK