/ 2020 / Fine Art / Landscape

Prairie Patterns in the Winter

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Landscape
  • Photographer
    Marc Koegel
  • Credit
    marc koegel

In this series, I was interested in creating photographs of the repeating patterns that can be found in the Canadian prairies. During the winter months, the landscape is very sparse, but upon deeper inspection, repeating patterns can be found made up of various subject matter including trees, power lines, cattle gates, hay bales and more. Camera used was a Phase One IQ4 150MP Achromatic camera system.

Marc Koegel is a proud father of two, an international award-winning photographer, educator, writer and the director of Vancouver Photo Workshops LTD (www.vpworkshops.com).

His black and white long exposure landscapes, nudes and architectural photographs have been widely exhibited in Vancouver and internationally.

Born in Germany, Marc first came to Canada in 1996 to earn an Economics degree. He has been seriously involved with photography ever since he was given his father's camera and darkroom setup at the age of 12 (Yes he fits this stereotype).
Marc has worked and studied with many internationally acclaimed photographers, including Joe McNally, Mary Ellen Mark, Greg Gorman, Arthur Meyerson, Jay Maisel, Ralph Gibson, David Hume Kennerly and Jon Cone from Cone Editions Press.

In 2007, Marc was commissioned to put together Western Canada's first 1 year full-time, fully accredited, diploma program focusing on the latest digital photography technologies.

Among Marc's keen interest are the creative and transitional techniques used to merit traditional darkroom with the latest digital processes. To create his fine-art photographs, Marc works with both, film and digital processes.

Awards I have won several international awards including Gold from PX3, IPA, Epson Pano Awards, ND Awards, Spider Awards, Moscow Photo Awards and Critical Mass. My photography has been exhibited in 50+ exhibitions in Vancouver and internationally.