Lutz Deppe worked as photographer for 8 years - for various labels like Wergo, Torofon, Weltwunderrecords and publishers like Du Mont, Prestel, Edition Cantz. During that period he participated in several exhibitions in Berlin, Hannover, Cologne. Since 1995 he works exclusively with light. Together with Susanne Linke he realized the lighting for her dance film Maerkische Landschaften.
After that he assisted Jean Kalman for the Opera de Lyon in Lenz, an opera by Wolfgang Rhim. He has since worked with many dance companies, directors and composers. With Yoshi Oidas The Maids he won the Time Out Award 2003 in London. In the last years you could see his light installations, for example at the EXPO 2000 at the Cité de la Musique, Paris, in 2003 in the Elisabeth Church in Berlin, 2010. Lutz Deppe holds international workshops, 2004 -2007 he was teaching at the Hochschule fuer Gestaltung und Kunst in Zurich. Since 2010 he is teaching at the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin/Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch Berlin and since 2012 at Hochschule der Künste, also in Berlin.