Interview with… Marcel Coker

The interview of the day is with Marcel Coker. He’s a 31 years old amateur photographer from Berlin, Germany. Wherever he goes, his 6d with a 35mm is by his side. He loves to take pictures of moments in his life. He just started to shoot analog – we can be curious what’s coming soon.

When did you start to think about photography?
Well, it actually started in 2011 when my wife became pregnant. We wanted to capture every single moment of our little princess. So we decided to buy a DSLR. It was just a hobby until I realized that this is something I wanna do on a more serious level..

What does photography mean to you?
Photography is like telling a story in an absolutely pure and candid moment. It’s not the „perfect picture“ with all the rules – it’s just the perfect moment! The moment that tells a story.

Which kind of photography do you like more?
At the moment I really love travel- and lifestyle-photography but I don’t really limit it to a special category. It really depends on my mood and my feelings.


When you take a portrait, what is import for you?
I want to capture a raw moment, a smile or a glance just the way it is (not posed).

Do you think it’s important to follow a school to learn how to shoot?
I think its important to understand how shutter speed, ISO and aperture work together. The rest is inspiration, shootings and experience. You can read 1000 books – it won’t help to take better pictures. Sure, there are some „rules“ you can be guided by – but the most important thing is inspiration.


What’s the photo you want to take and you never did?
A group shot of all my friends and me, hanging around careless at a campfire, singing songs while having some beer… When they all read that: Guys, we need to get this shot!!! 🙂

What’s your photo-mission?
in 50 years, I will take look back at all these shots in my photographic album and I really hope that I will be able to remember all the beautiful moments…

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