Born in 1980 in Freiburg, Germany, Karsten Krause studied visual communication at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg. His films have been shown at numerous international festivals and awarded various prizes. With DIE FRAU DES FOTOGRAFEN he won the German Short Film Award 2011 and with You and Me the experimental film competition at the International Short Film Festival Vila do Conde 2010. In 2016 together with Frank Scheuffele, he founded the film production fünferfilm, where films such as DRIFT by Helena Wittmann and Olanda by Bernd Schoch were realized.
Krause was artist in residence at Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2014. Furthermore he works as cinematographer for visual artists such as Annika Kahrs and Louis-Philippe Scoufaras.