Michael Muller, ‘Sage Vaughn and Michael Muller. Flight of the Phoenix’, 2009/2016, TASCHEN

The photographer
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 artist
Sage Vaughn is a painter interested in illustrating the complex co-existence of nature and technology and is best known for his “Wildlife” series, which depicts colourful butterflies, owls, and sparrows in otherwise melancholic, city scenes. Vaughn lives in Los Angeles and has had widely acclaimed solo shows in New York, L.A., Geneva, and London.