Florian Mueller's work occupies a space between memory and reality, between physical potential and impossibility. His photography reaches for these spaces through the use of vintage cameras, meticulously studied techniques, and digital processing which together produce pieces that seem both familiar and reminiscent of the future. Mueller's palette in particular leans towards dreamy scenes occupied by a cast of mysterious characters. In his more abstract work, Mueller uses superimposition and a blurring of boundaries to convey the same sense of puzzling mystery left for the viewer to unravel.
A recurring theme in Mueller's work is the creation of abstract images from landscapes and structures with Mueller playing a role between painter and architect. The physical transparency of these alterations belies their thematic opacity, which encourages the viewer to pause and piece together Mueller's process. Mueller obliges in revealing the emotional heart of his work, as he skillfully melds moments of mystery and intrigue with flourishes of contrasting colors and the intersecting lines of his superimposed structures.
Florian Mueller lives and works in Germany. He has been recognized worldwide for his photography, including honorable mentions at the International Photography Awards and the Black & White Spider Awards as well as top prizes from the German Association of Freelance Photographers and International Color Awards.