MICHAEL MULLER: IN AT THE DEEP END

Michael Muller was fascinated with sharks at a young age and has spent the last decade getting up close and personal with them. An interest that started whilst diving in the Persian gulf aged nine, through a youth spent surfing and honing his photography, before the iconic movie Jaws left a lasting impression on him.

“There is no school for swimming with Great Whites with no cage. The reality is there is a very small number of people around the World that have the experience and skill set to do this. You have to be 100% in the moment and committed to the task at hand, fearless, humble and yet brave and willing to face your fears at the core level.”

For DITA, Muller selects five images from his archives that capture this radical vantage point and the act itself — using his lens to become the predator, going against every natural survival instinct by swimming straight towards the ocean’s greatest killers.

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When you see that smile and those teeth coming towards you at that speed, … you have to commit if you want to stay alive with these animals.
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PHOTOGRAPHY: Michael Muller
TEXT: DITA





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