- “[Sharks] in no way demonises the ocean’s apex predators; instead, Muller’s beautiful underwater images admire the animals’ evolutionary perfection and graceful power. Nature’s supermodels.”
- “Sharks: Face-to-Face with the Ocean’s Endangered Predator, is full of strikingly beautiful, intimate shots of the animals. Photographing them with Hollywood-style lighting and free from a cage, Muller has been on a mission to help conserve these much-feared and misunderstood ocean dwellers.”
- “…extraordinary not only in its aesthetic wonder but also in its ability to change and inspire the way we see—and think about—these majestic creatures of the deep.”
- “The culmination of a decade-long obsession with these apex predators, [Sharks] contains hundreds of photos, shot in beautiful, haunting style...”
Michael Muller. SharksEdition of 1,000Hardcover volume with two fold-outs in a metal cage, 13.0 x 17.3 in., 23.81 lb, 334 pages2000Edition: English Availability: In Stock
Collector’s Edition (201–1,200), each numbered and signed by Michael Muller, with its own metal shark cage
Michael Muller. Sharks2000
Lights, Camera, Teeth
The ocean’s endangered predator as never seen before
This Collector’s Edition of Muller’s images brings the best of his shark shots together in a stunning portfolio of adrenaline and awe. Arranged geographically, it follows Muller’s ocean adventures from black tip and sand tiger sharks in South Africa to great hammerheads in the Bahamas and the first known photograph of a great white breaching at night. Thrilling narratives from each trip document the challenges and near-misses along the way.
The book is presented in its own metal cage, conceived by Muller to allow readers an even more vivid sense of his underwater encounters, as if they themselves were diving down to face the sharks. Each cage is individually distressed to reflect the effects of time and salt water.
To compliment Muller’s work for advocacy organizations such as WildAid and EarthEcho, his photographs are contextualized with essays from Philippe Cousteau Jr. and marine biologist Alison Kock, who discuss exploration and conservation of our oceanic kingdom. Culture writer Arty Nelson adds an overview of Muller’s work, while a technical section explains the precise equipment behind these spectacular shots.
Collector’s Edition of 1,000 copies (201–1,200), each numbered and signed by Michael Muller, with its own metal shark cage.
Also available as two signed Art Editions of 100 copies each (No. 1–200), both with signed photographic prints.
Los Angeles–based photographer Michael Muller has circled the globe shooting celebrities, rock stars, outlaw bikers, super heroes, and elite athletes for such publications as Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and Harper’s Bazaar. In 2007 he turned his lens underwater and began photographing sharks as they’ve never been seen before.
The contributing authors
Arty Nelson has written essays for monographs and artist catalogs on Wes Lang, Chris Johanson, Ed Templeton, and the critically acclaimed Beautiful Losers show.
Dr. Alison Kock is a marine biologist and the research manager for the City of Cape Town’s acclaimed Shark Spotters Program. She is a member of the South African Acoustic Tracking Array Platform, is a project leader for the Save Our Seas Foundation, and scientific advisor for the South African Shark Conservancy.
Philippe Cousteau Jr. is a prominent leader in the environmental movement. An award-winning television host, producer, author, speaker, philanthropist, and social entrepreneur, Philippe is the son of Philippe Cousteau Sr. and grandson of Jacques Cousteau.
Michael Muller. SharksEdition of 1,000Hardcover volume with two fold-outs in a metal cage, 33 x 44 cm, 10.80 kg, 334 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-6205-8Edition: English
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