Michael Muller has shot some of the biggest names in Hollywood but his most recent project involves an even more intimidating subject: Great White Sharks.
In his talk at Luminance, Michael covers a lot of ground in 25 minutes, including inspiration, personal projects, and the importance of confidence. Michael’s approach to photography and to lighting is to show his subject in a different way. If that means bringing strobes in the water with sharks, then he’s game.
He used only one Profoto Pro-7b head, for example, to shoot a high-profile campaign for the X-Men movies (and they look amazing). He also dragged his Profoto gear up a mountain for Summit on the Summit, an organization created to raise awareness about the lack of clean drinking water in the world.
He says, “I know most mountaineering people don’t schlep up Profotos to the top of a mountain, and I did. Thank god, because we actually summited in a blizzard, and I got the group shot that went out on the wire, and had I not had those strobes—it was a total white out—I wouldn’t have gotten it.”
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