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Artist Markus Goerg
Los Angeles, Ca
Sophie Bell • Long Beach, CA • 2011
Fine Art Photography
I fell madly in love with photography at the tender age of 14, when my uncle Willy put me in charge of taking pictures with his old, mechanical Leica SLR on a family vacation to Miami, FL in 1987. I took hundreds of images during our fourteen-day trip and only very reluctantly relinquished the camera at the end of our trip. Influenced and inspired by the works of Herb Ritts, Helmut Newton, and Jeanloup Sieff, my real adventures in photography wouldn’t begin until the summer of 1994, when I started an apprenticeship at R.O.M. Studios, an advertising and commercial photography studio in Saarbrücken, Germany.
During those two years behind the camera, I learned the foundation upon which I would later build in Los Angeles, CA. Ralf Grömminger, my boss at the time, would make sure I spent countless hours mastering lighting, composition, I received my letter of acceptance, and so I took the trip across the big pond to Los Angeles, CA.
After graduating from Art Center cum laude in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Cinematography, I went into the Entertainment Industry, fancying myself a writer/director, and I had a falling out with photography. I caught the bug again in late 2008, bought a Nikon D90, a camera with which I still shoot to this day, and embarked on another adventure: exploring the female form through photography, a passion that has kept me intrigued and inspired ever since.
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