I am a Louisiana-based professional photographer shooting corporate, industrial and editorial assignments. I began my photography career in St. Charles, Mo. as a lost 18-year-old taking black and white pictures of driftwood along the Missouri River. I thought I should try earning a living shooting pictures so I went school, earned a degree and somehow landed a job in Baton Rouge. In Baton Rouge I worked as a photojournalist at the Advocate where I had a lot of fun taking pictures of cool people, beautiful places and sometimes tragic events. Nowadays I continue my photography career as a freelance photographer and while not on assignment I can be found paddling the bayous and waterways of Cajun Country or spending time exploring the beauty of Catholicism. Although, I have lived most of my life in Baton Rouge, La., I still have roots in the Midwest and I occasionally cheer for the wrong sports teams, but my Louisiana family seem to tolerate my lapse in judgment. Eventually, I hope to shoot less assignment work and get lost taking pictures of the waterways of South Louisiana.
You can follow my journey on Instagram @timmuellerphoto or visit my website https://www.redstickstock.com
Questions & Answers
Describe your art in three words.
Bold. Balanced. Compelling.
Describe yourself in one word.
What do you love the most about creating art in your community? What particular part of your immediate environment, in your neighborhood specifically influences your work?
Sharing our universal desire for beauty.
Describe your creative process. Are there any rituals or rites of passage you exercise before you begin a new piece?
I let my mind wander and often times an idea or image will emerge that I try to capture in the real world.
Where do you draw inspiration?
Nature and the Saints (not the football players, although they are pretty cool too.)
Who are your artistic influences or gurus?
Joe McNally is one of my favorite photographers. I love how he uses light to create mood and layers within a scene.
In New Orleans, art and music go hand in hand. What type of music, band or song lyric best describes your work?
My playlist and photographs reflect a range of moods from funky blues and foot-tapping jazz to lyrical and calming piano concertos.
Where can we find you when you are not creating art?
Down the bayou with family.
What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?
I enjoy the quiet of the morning. It is a great time for prayer and reflection.
What is something people don’t know about you? A fun fact.
In 2003 my wife, Risa, and I joined former Advocate reporter Sarah Sue Goldsmith to create, Nations Within: the Four Sovereign Tribes of Louisiana. The coffee table book was published by LSU Press.
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Where You Can Find My Work
All works listed are available to be viewed at online Where y’Art Works and https://www.redstickstock.com