Michael Muller: “Shoot every day, listen to your gut, and have fun”

In the current issue of American Photo, Michael talks to writer Lindsay Sakraida about the making of the Wolverine movie posters and press photos—specifically, about understanding and capturing the “dark side” of the title character, played by Hugh Jackman.

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Photos by Michael Muller.

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A couple of excerpts:

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“I always read the script beforehand, because I want to really know the characters I’m shooting,” Muller explains of this unique challenge. “And Wolverine’s got this dark side to him, this troubled beginning, so I tried to tap into that and convey it in a subconscious way.”

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“The bone-claw image was a serious contender for a long time, because it indicated the early evolution of Wolverine,” a rep [from the movie studio] says. “Being a prequel, that made sense. But ultimately, the straight-on single was chosen because it’s iconic of that character. Plus, print generally comes down to gut instinct, and that piercing stare was hard to beat.”

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There’s also a nifty info box on Michael:

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You can read the complete text of Lindsay’s article here.

For more on Michael’s Wolverine work, see “Michael Muller takes on the ‘Wolverine’  cast.”

For more on his movie posters, check out this 2008 American Photo feature, “Michael Muller, Photographic Superhero.”

And to see more of Michael’s movie and TV posters and promotional photos, such as…

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…go here.

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