BGSU Magazine Winter 2010
Larger than life study of light and form
Eric Mull doesn’t think in small terms.
When he shoots photographs, he prefers panorama.
When he picks a topic for his book, he chooses skyscrapers.
When he commits to a career, well, you get the idea.
“Photography is not what I do. It’s who I am,” the 1991 visual communication technology graduate said from his home in Cleveland.
Mull, who spends his days shooting photographs for magazines and corporations, spends his free time shooting images for himself.
“The focus of my life is based on nothing but photography,” he said.
And his true love is panoramic photography. “I shoot panoramic wherever I go,” Mull said, noting that he uses traditional film rather than digital photography, and does not stoop to using Photoshop. “It’s still an art form.”
And unlike most panoramic photographers, he doesn’t take long landscape shots. “Everyone shoots panoramic horizontally. I always liked the look vertically.”
However, looking at the world from that angle severely limited his subject matter. “There are almost no structures that can hold a panoramic vertically,” Mull said.
So looking upward, skyscrapers seemed a natural fit in the viewfinder.