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Sharks become supermodels in new TV show
Shark Shoot Fiji, a new show airing Dec. 18, features fashion photographer Mike Muller diving into the depths to capture the personality of sharks for the first time.
Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 1:20 AM
Photo courtesy of the Michael Muller
One of the greatest challenges for any fashion photographer is getting the personality and soul of a model to shine during a photo shoot. But one celebrity photographer, Mike Muller, is taking on a far greater challenge — capturing the personality and soul of wild sharks.
A new show on the Travel Channel is airing this Sunday (Dec. 18) at 9 p.m. EST and it has a novel premise: send a team of high-end Hollywood photographers to a series of remote locations and recreate a professional photography studio underwater. To this end, the team has pioneered new camera rigs, shooting platforms and lighting equipment that supplies the kind of high-voltage illumination normally reserved for the cover of high-fashion magazines like Vanity Fair.
In their first shoot in Fiji, Muller and his team descend 70 feet where they photograph more than eight varieties of sharks. One of their goals is to finally put a face on these elusive creatures that in many regions are struggling to survive with increasing pressures from shark-fin hunters, overfishing and changes in ocean temperature.
Tune in to have an intimate look into the lives of these amazing sharks!
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