Adrian Mueller

New York City

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Adrian Mueller brings a distinctly scientific approach to his still life and liquids photography and a surprisingly warm sophistication to his food imagery. Originally an architectural engineer from Switzerland, Mueller became discontented with his original career choice and dove head first into the unchartered waters of professional photography, by enrolling in The New England School of Photography. His choice of focus was rather unique – photojournalism and still life.

His passion for documentary photography brought him early success in his photojournalistic career. Living in New York during the 9/11 attacks and documenting the aftermath, Mueller created compelling imagery, which was distributed widely. However, a request by his photo agency to document the subsequent war in Afghanistan made him reconsider the path his career had taken him. Once again, he made a change on his journey and turned to his other great passion, still life photography.

He has since found inspiration in the use of light and composition to make still life, food and liquids uniquely beautiful. His style and reputation for smooth and pleasant shoots have resulted in many well-known global campaigns with ad agencies and clients worldwide. Major industry recognitions followed, including being named in Archive’s 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide for the past 8 consecutive years. He has established himself as a premier still life, liquids and food photographer in New York.

On days when he is not shooting, Mueller enjoys a daily routine of having breakfast with his wife & son and walking with his eight-year-old to school. He knows that fatherhood has not only enriched his personal life, but also had a positive influence on his work. He finds that especially his food imagery has taken on a more emotional tone.

As he looks ahead to the future, Adrian hopes to be able to take his unique vision and technical ability to find relevance beyond the photo world and creative community. He’s actively exploring these opportunities by regularly producing personal work that resonates with and engages a wider audience.
“Adrian brings a distinctly scientific approach to his still life & liquids photography & a surprisingly warm sophistication to his food imagery.”