Markus Koob was born in Koblenz.

He studied cinematography at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb),
participating in lectures and classes by among others
Bela Tarr, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Claire Denis, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Lav Diaz, Nina Menkes, Andrew Bujalski, Christian Petzold, Sophie Maintigneux, Reinhold Vorschneider and Hans Fromm.

His collaborations as cinematographer were shown at film festivals such as
Cannes, Berlinale, Rotterdam, New Directors / New Films (New York/ Filmlinc, MoMA) and the Viennale.

He lives in Berlin.