Dramatic Black and White Female Portraits by Peter Müller

German photographer Peter Müller, grew up with a Voigtlander Vito B / Canon AE 1 and portrayed fellow students during his business studies in Mainz and always processed the photos by himself in the darkroom. He has been a partner in a global management Consulting. He takes photographs to print his imagination on photo-paper.”It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera … they are made with the eye, heart and head” is an inspirational quote of Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Müller regards photography in this sense. In his interview with Thomas Gauck, he stated that; “For me, photography means living and capturing emotions, they arise in the interaction of people … which we as photographers depict with people. It holds moments for eternity. The camera is my instrument to freeze these moments. The photographer is the link between the camera and the moment he wants to capture. He decides on the moment itself, the section of the moment that he wants to capture in a picture and the design of the picture. This applies to all genres of photography.” He also adds that; “I want to show people how they see themselves, how they feel at the moment of shooting. In addition, I spend time with them, speak, laugh, remain silent, see … I take photos and think in black and white. I don’t do any retouching other than light and contrast, most of the time my pictures are straight out of camera … on the one hand it makes work easier, but it also forces you to concentrate directly on the essentials.” Today, we’ve selected some of his brilliant and dramatic female portraits all in black and white.