"It is well known that Müller would often take Polaroid photographs during moments in between his work on set and, as such, his work tended to document his downtime. Subjects such as hotel rooms, landscapes and more, Müller stuck true to his desire to study the light in almost the situations he found himself in. In 1974, the first fully automatic instant camera was released by Polaroid, the SX-70 and, in turn, it was this camera that became crucial to the creation of Wenders’ film Alice in the Cities. Due to the results of his work, Müller continued to take Polaroid pictures ever since that moment.
“There’s a certain kind of magic or poetry to whatever he shoots,” the iconic Steve McQueen once said of Müller. “I compare him to a blues musician in a way. He plays just a few chords and he conveys what he needs to convey.”
Prior to his passing, a small-format, two-volume set of books were published in honour of his work. One book is themed Exterior, the other is themed Interior and were reprinted in 2018 along with a booklet, Living The Light: A Visual Essay which was created by Müller himself."