Location: New York, NY
Adrian Mueller has been featured in Digital Photo Pro before. His work with Fabrik Studios is frequently pointed to as some of the most striking studio still life anywhere. Placing objects in disjointed situations and impossible positions, the images are technically perfect, and they show Mueller ’s attention to detail and his flair for building creative still life. Originally from Lucerne, Switzerland, Mueller now lives and works in New York.
The New England School of Photography in Boston. I graduated in 1999.
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned either from a teacher or mentor?
To be patient, persistent and to pay attention to details. This applies to a shoot as well as a career.
What was your first job?
Assisting still-life photographers and shooting for a local newspaper.
What advice would you give to a photographer who is still in school?
Get in touch with as many agents as possible. You should have a professional website to which they can respond and a portfolio in case they invite you to look through your book in person. You ’ll get honest feedback from a person who’s knowledgeable about photography and who knows how to sell it. You’ll get to look at the books of the photographers who are represented by the agent.
What inspires you about photography?
Everyday I learn something new, whether I shoot still life, food or locations. I’m interested and inspired by the things I shoot, the people I work with and the places I visit.
What kind of camera equipment do you use?
My DSLR is a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. For large format, I shoot with a Sinar p2. For medium format, I shoot with a Rolleiflex 6008 Integral.
What’s your favorite piece of Canon gear?
The EOS 5D Mark II. It’s an excellent still camera, and I’ve also been taking advantage of its motion capabilities.
To see more of Adrian Mueller’s work, go to www.fabrik-studios.com.