Markus Heimbach, originally from Hamburg (Germany) and now based in Dubai, is a passionate professional photographer working between the Middle East and Europe.
As a son of a geologist, Markus spent his childhood in Jordan and developed a deep attachment to the Middle East, which to him never lost its intense attraction. Having completed his training as a photographer in Hamburg and - being a citizen of the world - working on all continents, he would always come back to the Middle East: particularly the United Arab Emirates and Oman, where he captures the soul and the heartbeat of the landscape and the people and follows its rapid development.
In his three newest projects Markus portraits three different realities in Dubai. He experiments in the desert putting into focus its inhabitants - camels - in combination with sun, shadow and sand. He captures the unique and diverse lifestyle of Dubai reflecting its vibrant pulse, and he follows the innovative structures and surprising developments in architecture polished by sun and water.
Markus' assignments and interests are widespread, while his clients - Dubai Police, Mercedes-Benz, Skoda, Lufthansa, MAF Clinics, Travel Guide Magazine - appreciate the variety he is able to offer.
Capturing a decisive moment, creating memories, preserving emotions and evoking sensations is what compels Markus Heimbach to be a photographer.
His report and magazine shoots and cooperation with major companies has taken him to over 30 countries worldwide. The diversity of his work reflects his insight into different cultures and his dedication to an impressive variety of topics.
Markus was born near Cologne in 1960 and lived in Amman, Jordan for the first seven years of his life. The region fascinates him with its light, solitude and aridity, and for the past 15 years he has made countless trips to the United Arab Emirates and Oman.
Markus has avoided sticking to any given philosophy, preferring to follow his own instincts and ideas.
Clients include major industry and automobile corporations, ship and general aviation companies, as well as magazines, agencies and media publishing houses.
In nearly three decades he has created numerous video films, photo books and travel guide magazines from Alaska to Oman, from the cold shores of the North Sea to the green meadows of the Alps. Markus lives in Dubai and Hamburg.