Markus Studtmann is a fine art photographer and psychologist living and working in Berlin, Germany. He studied philosophy, psychology and neurobiology at Bielefed university and holds a Ph.D. in psychology. He worked as a researcher and lecturer at the University of Greifswald and the Max Plax Planck Institute of Human Development in Berlin, where he was also a member of the art committee. His research is focussed on the perception and facial expression of emotions and has been presented on many international conferences and published in scientific journals and books.

His passion for photography started more than 20 years ago with black & white portrait, theatre and experimental photography. Since then he focussed on projects like dancing, facial expressions of emotions and urban landscapes. In recent years he developed a deeper passion for architecture and abstraction. His images have been published in magazines, books and newspapers. He loves the process of finding the perfect composition, experimenting in the digital darkroom to the sound of good music, and the smell of tasty coffee in the air.