About Markus Lehr
There is more to Markus’ images than meets the eye at the first glance. The mood, the light and the textures create a unique sense of space, making his work densely atmospheric, even dramatic at times.
He captures the interaction between places, artifacts and traces of human interference, and presents them to us much like protagonists on a stage. Perhaps ill-suited for the current times when images claim our attention from every direction, his photographs gently ask us for a little time and patience. Dive in slowly and you will be rewarded by a profound experience.
Markus Lehr studied communication at the University of Arts in Berlin and has been working in the field of marketing and new media ever since. Several notable international publications have featured his work. He published a first photography book in December 2013, followed by others in 2017 and 2018. The artist showcased his work at solo and group exhibitions in Germany, France and the UK. He lives and works in Berlin.
“Despite the fact that there are rarely any people visible in my images, I think they are all about us.
There was a time in my life when I worked in a theatre. And that moment when everybody left and the stage was empty and quiet, was always the most precious one for me. The show was over, the light still directed on the stage, but nobody was watching it anymore.
What I am looking for in my work is just like that.
I rather show what people leave behind and how they left it instead of the moment when things are cooking.
After the steam has settled I can see it all a bit clearer.”