Markus Esser brings a unique approach to automotive lifestyle. Markus takes the time to explore. The result is powerful automotive storytelling, capturing people in their cars in real time in real everyday situations. He knows how to show the personal relationships we have to our cars, friends, families, work and playtime with natural lighting in beautiful landscapes and urban settings.
Markus is a photographer, director and scholar with a strong background in art direction, putting him in demand with top creatives worldwide. Strong concepts demand strong imagery and content. Markus gets it all with his special “image language.” As a young photographer, he was sponsored by AGFA and received an Aaron Siskind Memorial Scholarship. His artistic education also includes a grant to the Fulbright Scholar Program with continued studies at the New York School of Visual Arts. Markus also participated in exchange programs at the Academy of Arts Design, Beijing and at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
His work spans the globe with still productions he has directed in Germany, Spain, London, New York, L.A., Italy, Iceland and Rio. His engaging imagery can be seen in campaigns for clients as "Apple Inc., Groupe Renault, Sony Playstation, Lilly Pharma, AT&T and many other high-profile brands. Markus redesigned the image pool of Austrian Wienerberger AG and recent shoots include Berliner Bank and Janssen & Cilag (Johnson&Johnson) in Germany, Sonic Automotive in the U.S. and Renault in France.
He also has exhibited his work in Germany, England, Norway, China and New York. Based in the exciting city of Berlin, Markus credits his bustling and tumultuous neighborhood for his creativity, curiosity and intense energy he brings to every production.
Merck Sharp & Dohme CorpRenault – France
Janssen&Cilag GmbH (Johnson&Johnson)
Wienerberger AG – Austria
Berliner Bank (Deutsche Bank AG)
Berliner Stadtreinigung - BSR - Germany
FG Pro Group - Forever Green
DRV - German Pention
AOK - Health Insurance
Go Sixt - Client Magazine
DeBug Magazine - Music Magazine
Campaign License Sales Client
Hamburger Sparkasse HASPA
Talanx Service AG / HDI