2 hardcover volumes housed in slipcase, 94 pages, 110 x 165 mm
Known for his pioneering camerawork and virtuoso lighting, Robby Müller (1940-2018) is one of the most inspiring cinematographers in modern film history. His influence is noticeable in his long-term collaborations with directors such as Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch and Lars von Trier. He contributed greatly to the success of an entire generation of independent film authors, who made ascent in the world of auteur cinema since the early seventies. As he worked, Müller maintained his own working archive, keeping Polaroid photographs, letters and notes from directors and his own notes and photographs from set. His photographic work is characterized by the same poetic aesthetic that infused his filmic imagery. He would seek out lines in the typical square Polaroid format and find movement in light through the interplay of reflection and shadow. Müller also often photographed complex situations, such as the ‘blue hour’ where artificial and natural light meet.