Karin Apollonia Müller studied design, photography, and film, at the University of Essen where she received a Masters degree with honors in photography in 1992. Since 1995, she has lived in the Western U.S. and Europe, teaching and participating in residencies in China, New Mexico, Italy, and Germany, as well as winning numerous awards.
Müller ‘s first completely realized body of work and monograph, entitled Angels in Fall (1995-1998), is a series of colour photographs of urban Los Angeles and Western oceanside landscapes. These quiet observations investigate the space where people and urban structures coincide with nature. Her powerful photographs are low in contrast with muted palettes which Müller believes “evoke things which are beyond visible.” By subtly positioning the human figure, actual or implied, within a complex landscape, Muller evokes a profound sense of displacement in her photographs. These evocative compositions
possess a haunting potency. As a foreigner, Müller expresses her “visitor” status in Los Angeles with a sense of alienation and beauty.