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For shirts - I wear an Extra Medium.
For religion - I wear Extra Christian

Current equipment list

Nikon D4
Nikon D700
Nikon D200
Nikkor 24 f/1.4G
Nikkor 17-35 f/2.8
Nikkor 35-70 f/2.8
Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8
Nikkor AF-SII 300mm f/2.8
Nikkor 85 f/1.4D
Nikkor 50 f/1.4D
Nikkor 28-105 micro
Sigma 15 f/2.8 fisheye

Nikon SB600
Nikon SB800
Nikon SB900
Vivitar 285
Alien Bee AB1600 with giant octabox
Alien Bee AB800 with large octabox
22" Beauty dish with Honeycomb grid (white)
36x12 strip box (gridded)
Vagabond Mini portable power

Lee Foundation System with Wide Angle Adapter
Lee .6 GND hard
Lee .9 GND hard
Singh Ray Darryl Benson RGND .3 stop
SLIK Tripod

Full 9' seamless paper background with stand for studio work.


There are a lot of people out there with multiple personality disorder, and I'm 2 or 3 of them.

People in wheelchairs like to say they're "disadvantaged". Well, not going downhill.

Extra Medium. Get yours at

I don't like to end my sentences with prepositions, as you can see from above.

Dating an ex is like throwing milk in the garbage and 3 days later thinking... maybe it'll be better this time around...

I'm a Californian, and thus, don't talk to my neighbors, or know their names. Nothing personal, but that's "California Friendly" for ya.

OnePlusYou Quizzes and Widgets

I'm also a second generation American, as my grandfather is from the old country (Germany). So as a newer American, I'm still getting used to the customs and language of this wonderful country. If I misspell something, it's because of the difficult language barrier, not because I was lazy and slacked off in elementary school.

I enjoy shooting everything, everyone and anything. I'm always up for a challenge. No job is too big; no payment is too big.

I also sound like I'm drowning while I sleep.

Early on, I had a problem finishing my sentences because when I was

If to error is human, then I'm pretty close to being Superman

I used to shoot with all Nikon equipment, but then last month I was walking through the desert and came across an old defense spy satellite. I extracted the high powered camera inside it, created my own body out of a shopping cart and some Play Doh and have my 4 wheeled camea cart every where I go. The exif data still says Nikon, but I'm telling the truth.

Okay, here is my secret to my vivid photography. Right before I do a shoot, I drink a vial of unicorn tears.

Dufus Wins a Prize

I don't take myself seriously. See above.

I used to do stand up comedy in Hollywood.
I take photos now because I wasn't funny.

If you steal my photos, honestly, I will find you, and stab you in the neck meat with an under ripe banana. Just ask to use my photos, I'll probably say yes

I shoot weddings, because I love the challenge and rewards of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, with a bride who is at her most beautiful.

John Mueller's Facebook profile

I only add people I know very well

The first time I remember taking a photo was the last day of high school... the IHOP in Agoura. Took some shots of my friends at breakfast, as I knew it would be the last time we'd all be together. From there, through college, while living in Philly and visiting 25 countries and 41 states, I see the beauty in all places (yes, even Bakersfield and central Texas). I can and will shoot everything from landscapes, kids, weddings, celebs, buildings, bugs, and everything between.

Flickr has been a huge inspiration in my work. I really appreciate the comments as it helps me become a better photographer and delve into photography in other technical and compositional ways. My favorites depict what I consider beautiful, cutting edge, strange, and funny, and I don't add them often

I have a lot of contacts which I try to view most of their photos every day. I have added those people whose work is inspirational, natural, original and revolutionary. I also add some folks close to me, to see how others interpret the local surroundings.

I can type over 200 words per minute. Those words are: a, at and be.

Thank you for adding me, if you do. I don't necessarily add everyone back. I like to view photos from those people which I find interesting, professional or have a unique shooting style. I'm liberal with my comments to them, and I appreciate comments from one and all.

Member, President, Founder and Member of the American Association of Redundancy Association

After a big meal, I love to have my bare belly rubbed. (circles preferred)

Some things you should know about me:

* I smell different in person.
* I don't think I could shoplift. They look pretty heavy.
* I dunked a basketball, once
* I am a karate master (2nd degree black belt)
* I'm as flexible as a pencil

I also don't like it when people call me 'boss'. Especially if they're in the service industry. Makes me sound like I own a southern plantation in the 1860s.

People always say don't kill spiders inside your house.... they kill all the other bugs... But... what bugs do I hate worse than spiders? none. Unless there's an 8-legged ladybug with fangs descending from my ceiling, I don't care.

Read more about my photography, my assignments, my learning and adventures on my new blog:

If anything else, you can help correct my bad speling.

Dufus Wins a Prize

Photos of Extra Medium (42)

Extra Medium's favorite photos from other Flickr members (139)

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Testimonials (42)

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    AP | Photography says:

    "Why does this amazing photographer have to be 13 hours away from me! It's devistating! All the promises he has made are wearing off of me and I'm loosing my patience! I've always adored his sense of humor, wild imagination, simplicity, dedication, and work ethics. I still ldon't know how he does it all. Full time work, full time dad, fill time photographer and full time husband! He certainly wears many hats! Well what can I say, there hasn't been a day I wouldn't stalk his stream.. and my fingers are still crossed that day.... we will meet!"

    October 29th, 2012

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    2k Photography says:

    "John, you always come up with the most amazing ideas and then execute them so well... Phenomenal Landscapes, Breathtaking Seascapes, Emotional Weddings, you nail them all. Every time I come to your stream, theres another beauty sitting right there waiting for the world to discover the inherent exquisite beauty in the shot. And you incessently keep producing one masterpiece after another.
    Combine that with the all the more interesting writeups that come with ranging from the deepest philosophies to downright funny, and you have a stream that just about rocks!

    I'm so very glad to have a talented flickr friend like you.. Wish we could meet someday and there would be so much to learn from you... The best in life for you Mate.



    January 7th, 2011

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    Rachelle ♥♥♥ says:

    "I so look forward to John's uploads and especially the stories that go with. I think John is SO SO funny - I may laugh out load almost every time. this is completely true. I am happy to have met John on Flickr and am honored to have him as a flickr friend :-)"

    November 27th, 2010

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    leslie.june says:

    "John is an excellent photographer who is humble about his own work and respectful of the art around him. Such beautiful spirit definitely shines through on his work. I have rarely had the opportunity to photograph the amazing images he has, his work is unbelievable! He is talented, kind, and all about the community within flickr world. I am happy to call him a contact!"

    October 27th, 2010

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    Andy Kennelly says:

    "John is the wedding shooter. He’s the man! If you’re getting married soon (or later) call John now because he’s a busy guy. You won’t be sorry. I’ve got three teenaged daughters and there’s one thing for certain, I’m calling Extra Medium when they walk down the isle. What’s also very cool is that EM is great at shooting a variety of subjects. I should warn you that his landscape shots will make you sick because this guy got to go to all of the place you’ve been dreaming of. I do only have one complaint about Extra Medium as it seems his fave button is stuck?"

    October 7th, 2010

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    NAngeloStafford says:

    "John “Spidey” Mueller is the best Nikon photographer out there, which isn’t saying much. He kinda likes stealing eggs, counting, the Los Angeles Lakers, the letter "X," and his driving buddy Elizabeth (or BETH if she’s being really moody). He has the best happy lines I’ve ever seen. And, he’s the most talented second-shooter I could ask for!!!! ;)


    Did this testimonial send? *refresh* *refresh* *refresh*"

    April 19th, 2010

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    david.richter says:

    "I first met John on the poisonous tulip fields of ol' Tucker Mills when he returned from his four-year-long trip to a small dessert east of the Death Valley, housing in a self-made sort of tent, fighting rattlesnakes and deadly giant scorpions, throwing rocks all day and working on different projects at night such as building a new type of 3D pinhole camera. After spending nearly two hours showing him around the property, John suddenly pulls out the above mentioned, perfectly crafted and engineered prototype; packed into an old woolen piece of fabric, covered in oil stains or it might just have been the rattlesnake poison. Without a sign of warning and before any person around him could react, John jumped right into the field of flowering pink, six-petal ninja star tulips we were developing for the Japanese market. Then, there was blood. A lot of blood (to be honest) and John has never been the same after the doctors put him back together. The only thing that didn't change is his love and passion for photography and the undeniable manly love for flowers. Besides these traits which are already worth being mentioned, John is a real comedian, a caring person, a great friend, a wonderful father and the one who tried to pay me in California poppy seeds to type this version of his life."

    April 19th, 2010

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    dan barron photography - landscape work says:

    "Easily one of my favourite photographers here on Flickr, John's photos never fail to capture a whole gamut of emotions. Often with suicidal stories of hikes to take them, you have to take your hat off to the man who it seems is prepared to go to any length in the pursuit of the perfect shot."

    November 9th, 2009

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    RhiannonDaire says:

    "What to say? Well that's pretty easy because this stream is phenomenal. Every shot is creative AND quality. What more could you ask for? Each photo is different and it's impossible to be bored while perusing them. He also (from what I can tell from his photos and profile, if you meet him in person and he is actually , my apologies haha) seems to be a very honest and genuine person, AND he doesn't have any photos of cats from what I can tell (whew). Like I said, it's a real party up in here, so you should definitely crash it!"

    November 11th, 2009

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    Jinna van Ringen says:

    "Oh wow, I didn't know I haven't written John a testimonial yet. That's probably because there are no words in my vocabulary to explain how good he is. He is so versatile it's crazy and I wish to one day be as good as he is. I enjoy every photo he takes and he is a true artist. And besides all that, he's a really sweet guy!"

    October 12th, 2009

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    *2100 says:

    "Picture That- CalifDreama- Malibu,California 90265.
    Oh Boy Busted!
    Next Time I will be sure to "Smile and Say Mueller"
    John Mueller he's one hilarious & laid back photographer. Just up the PCH a few minutes...? (time can differ on seasonal traffic) That has a hankerin for car shoots as well. John Mueller. Ventura County, Ca, USA. gifted photos and Funny Knowing You ... for weddings and amazing landscapes. Aside from photography, heres a person that is one of the funniest people you can know. A person that thrives on a stage making people laugh. Each Pictures gleems and the experience is Fun Knowing You. He's unique.What more can be said his reviews are flickring. Customers love this photo flickr and also agree that this guy is an exceptionally nice person who also happens to take outstanding photographs... Picture That For Your Next Event.You can also read more about John Mueller photography, assignments and adventures on his new blog called what esle...John B. Mueller Photography on Blogspot."

    September 16th, 2009

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    .Rabea. says:

    "Ladies and Gentlemen.. john Mueller..
    He has some of the most inspiring and amazing photos I've seen yet..
    with an amazing talent and a unique perspective he took some amazing photos and added rather more art and feelings to each one of them by his post processing and by the few words underneath each photo.. I adored the Hdr photos.. they are amazing
    I bet he is a very fine person and a good friend in real life.. (its obvious from his profile page)
    and will always anticipate his work and try to learn from it..
    I wish you all the success and best of luck in all what you do.. would like to get a recipe out of you too..(I'll give you one in return :P)
    be safe and keep up .. keep shooting..

    Edit: John, I love your work !!"

    August 2nd, 2009

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    _Val W says:

    "What else is there to say about John??? His talent is bar none, but I think he spends a little time there, his humour (canadian spelling) outstanding, in the field most likely, and his love of life is extra large.
    He chimes in on your streams with the best comments, that will make your day. I look forward to his daily rants and images. Keep up the great work John, we need your humble self to keep the flickr site the best place to be..."

    March 15th, 2009

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    Monjori says:

    "One day when I was just browsing pictures in flickr and I came across John’s stream. I believe I saw his photo “ Take the plunge”. Yes I can even remember the name of this shot and that is because I just did not like it for the amazing work of camera or post processing. But the way he composed it and the massage he wrote along with it. It all made sense to me. That is John Muller for you Ladies and Gentle men he just does not post a picture just for the heck of it. All his posts have a story behind it. When you look at his shots you don’t see just still frame instead you see many stories inside that frame. I enjoy visiting his stream for all those good reasons. And also many times he has shared his tricks/tips with us. I don’t see many people in flickr that nice to others who they don’t know. John is an inspiration for many photographers in flickr… well I know he inspires me… Thank you John for your great work"

    March 12th, 2009

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    catedancequeen13 says:

    "John is one of those people that are just naturally super cool. He shares his kindness with tons of people on this little flickr world and somehow seems to keep up with my photo stream even though he has 628 other contacts (and counting .. ) His pictures.. oh boy his pictures. I tell you truthfully I have never seen such insanely awesome hdr photos. He has definitely mastered the hdr technique.

    I wish I was talented enough to come up with such a creative story with only one word as he is. I’m sure this testimonial would be much cooler if I could do that, but I had to write something. :]

    If you don’t have John as a contact you’re missing out. Big time."

    January 28th, 2009

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    windwardskies says:

    "The only thing better than John's photos are his testimonials. And according to some sources, even that is debatable. John's perspective on life, the universe, and everything photography related is as fresh and sharp as he is."

    January 13th, 2009

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    Little Miss Sunshine. says:

    "What isn't there to love about this guy? Not only is he a talented photographer, but he is so funny and genuine as well. Being someone who loves portrait photography, I really enjoyed strolling through his entire set of people from beginning to end. I hope he never gives up photography because he's much too talented. =)"

    December 27th, 2008

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    Amanda♫ says:

    "amazing, amazing, amazing. As far as eating burritos go. As for taking pictures, not too shabby. ;)"

    December 24th, 2008

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    Im only sleeping says:

    i HAD to write him one...hmm..John Mueller :)
    ahhahaa hes soo hilarious up the .!@#$%..!!!
    wow he makes me laugh so hard and
    hes super random and emo :D
    hes also really nice and sweet
    but most of all he make me piss my pants with his GLORIOUS photos!
    i literally gasp at every one
    the colors are perfect and the locations i only dream of
    i hope to be even a little as good as he is !

    -erica :)"

    December 17th, 2008

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    A life in focus* says:

    "John, I love your stream...but I am also entralled by what you have to say. You are original, funny and thought provoking...I love my testimonial from you. And your insights....amazing rant about how we dress in this country. I couldn't agree more. You are a multi-talented guy with an edgey commentary and wonderful photos....glad to know you...."

    December 17th, 2008

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    cbooties says:

    "He's rad. And he takes rad photos. And he'll make you laugh. Not much else to ask for, now is there?"

    December 10th, 2008

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    clay.wells says:

    "John is one incredible photographer. Hailing from the West Coast, I don’t see him as the type to get all involved in the whole East Coast/West Coast photo wars that have been plaguing the industry for years now. His photography skills are amazing. His post-processing and HDR skills are among the best you will find. And he is a testimonial-writing machine! Just scan around and find some he has written. Also check out his profile for a really good laugh. Bottom line is you can spend hours on his Flickr site – you will be dazzled and entertained. Possibly even shocked and awed. Well, maybe not. But you will be dazzled and entertained. If I am ever half the photographer he is one day, I will be very happy."

    December 9th, 2008

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    Alicia Kassebohm says:

    "First, it's really hard to write something new about John, because: his stream is just AMAZING, and most of the people here know that! ;)
    He's a really funny and polite guy, he always makes me laugh!
    Ich liebe seine Fotos! :)"

    December 7th, 2008

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    Jeff Engelhardt says:

    "I voted for John, but once again the Electoral College system kept the best man out of office. He truly is the best man to lead the country, as he brings so many people together with his images and with his candid, yet appropriate, descriptions and comments.

    Though I have no idea what his fiscal or healthcare stances are, I think John's remarkable ability to make us laugh truly renders any "policy" discussions moot. Oh, and he's an alright photographer, too."

    December 1st, 2008

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    kalairk says:

    "His shirts are Extra Medium and his fun and talents are Extra Extra Large. John's super cool and his funny comments make me laugh; in this day--we all need a good chuckle.

    John's photo skills are swell. (Do people say swell anymore? Hmmm...I'll go ahead and say it anyway.) Any lover of art and photographs will find themselves swimming deep in a pool of talent, a keen eye (did I spell keen right?), and a touch of humor to go with.

    John rocks, what more can I say...."

    November 3rd, 2008

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    TJ Scott says:

    "John is not only one of the most talented and versatile Photographers on Flickr he is also one of the most generous with his time and words. He spends an extraordinary amount of time making insightful, fun and encouraging comments - and I see them posted everywhere on Flickr. John HDR works are pure art (no one shoots a car like he does) and his Portraits always capture a heightened spirit in the subject. All this damn Talent and Humanism ... and he's got a Rocking sense of humor too!!! Mix a Cocktail - Put on your favorite music and Cruise through his Phenomenal Photostream - it's not just Extra Medium - it's One Size Fits All."

    September 18th, 2008

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    Rochelle Bilow says:

    "It's interesting; John is obviously an extraordinarily humorous person. The self-deprecating wit doesn't, however, usually show through in his photos (Well, with the exception of Disco J). And that's not a bad thing, because more often than not, his photographs are whimsical, soft, gentle, and beautiful. A lovely combination, if you ask me. :)"

    July 18th, 2008

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    caroline ✿ says:

    "john's just one of those photographers that alway manage to get it right. he's got a really neat photostream, so if your looking for some inspiration you're in the right place. he's also got the two of the most cutest kids and a very pretty wifey.
    i remember asking him to help me a few months ago to help me out with HDR because and he's one of the coolest landscape photographers i know here on flickrland.

    oh and i still think he needs to go back to hollywood and continue stand up comedy."

    June 28th, 2008

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    Kelsi+ says:

    "Not only is John great at what he does- but he is also a very friendly & funny guy.
    When there is a full moon at night he turns into his alter-ego
    "Disco J"- Sometimes you will see him pop up in pictures.
    I am very inspired by John's work. He is very, very talented.
    He has also designed his own ring flash- & he is now selling
    them for .05 cents each! Not only is he amazing at
    photography- but just by looking at his profile you can
    see just how hilarious & laid back guy he is.
    Maybe one day his pictures will be better than mine ;)
    Oh wait... they spit on the face of my pictures because they are absolutely amazing.

    & He is also a very talented story teller, so if you ever want to
    hear a story- let him know =)"

    May 22nd, 2008

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    Doug van Kampen says:

    "Though I have been a photographer for some years now, I discovered and joined the flickr community back in December 2007 and haven’t looked back since. Feeling nostalgic for my California roots, I stumbled on John Mueller’s photography and immediately was taken back by his refreshing and dynamic use of his skills and talents which are apparent by what he posts daily. This stand up guy is truly beyond the normal scope of what you would call the consummate flickr-ite. Using his image stream as a venue, he brings honesty, humor, laughter, creativity and a true sense of life’s enjoyments to millions. His selfless ability to give and expect little or nothing in return is a quality that is lacking in the climate in which we live today. Extramedium is definitely someone I would want in the ring on my side!"

    May 9th, 2008

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    Sarah Ann Wright says:

    "When he's not shooting wonderfully creative and technically astounding images, John likes to live out his fantasies as the superhero "Disco J".
    An essential personality in today's society, Disco J's super power lies in the ability to teach elderly relatives how to dance properly. He is often to be seen at weddings, a white suited, fuzzy 'fro'd blur, grooving with the resident geriatrics. Disco J has been likened to the Loch Ness Monster - nigh on impossible to capture on film, and as with Spiderman, the only way you will be able to view images of Disco J is if he takes them himself.
    However, he is very active in the wedding business, so the next time you're at a wedding, I urge you to take a closer look at the guy re-enacting Dirty Dancing with your might just be the amazing Disco J."

    April 21st, 2008

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    Little Thoughts says:

    "I freaking love John's photostream! Besides that he is a really cool internet person. Thats right...Internet Person. See, on here he is John Mueller a funny, talented and happily married citizen of California who takes wonderful photos at weddings and amazing landscapes. In real life he is Mueller, John Mueller...who likes his drinks stirred, not shaken (seriously shaken drinks are for the weak, Mr. Bond!). His nickname in real life is 'Boss', after his sharp looking Hugo suits. But please dont call him that on flickr, he likes to keep these two lives separated. Keep it up, Bo...i mean John."

    April 17th, 2008

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    airportsleeper says:

    "Who has time to look at your photos when you have the longest profile on flickr? Dude, all this page is missing are weather reports and astrological charts, maybe even an online sudoku puzzle. haha
    Seriously though folks, aside from John's numerous snazzy photos, you will enjoy his witty descriptions and comments that he includes both on his stream and the photostreams that he visits. He also has a really special selfie around here....look for the KFC bucket shot! :-))"

    December 19th, 2007

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    Traciѐ says:

    "Isn't a professional Photographer my arse! :)"

    December 2nd, 2007

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    chaybert (Brian Rueb) says:

    "John is a diverse photographer, he can shoot anything and have it come out well...people, landscapes, weddings,'s very hard to find that type of skill set ...and add to it a fine knowledge of comedic genius Brian Regan, and well, you've created a monster. I always look forward to John's photos, and stories....because he goes a lot of places...more than me. Which is not fair. One day we're going to the Ronnie Milsap racing school...and that will be hit or miss."

    November 6th, 2007

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    tara leigh (leigh photography) says:

    "john... the laughing juan... who likes to go number two in a ____? ;)

    john is so much fun, and so talented, and sincere in his praise... you can't help but be inspired by him. to the point where i wish i had a wife and kids too, so we could vacation together and jabber at each other over sausages. or something.

    john... thank you for being completely you."

    June 4th, 2007

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    ptrcktlln says:

    "Creativity, talent, passion... sure. But character, sense of humor, and personality. Definitely. He's shooting our wedding for the latter three reasons."

    May 21st, 2007

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    Toby Keller / Burnblue says:

    "John is an exceptionally nice guy who also happens to take outstanding photographs... It's been great watching him progress and master techniques one by one. With such a fast learning curve, John will be putting everyone on Flickr to shame within the year. After that, can world domination be far behind...?"

    January 4th, 2007

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    littlelakey says:

    "When I visit John's stream I often find myself giggling and smiling. His view of the world always comes arross in beautiful vibrant images that are accompanied by his playful and humorous view on life. We could all learn something from him about how to live life on the lighter side."

    November 9th, 2006

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    Symbiosis says:

    "Extra Medium's creativity and passion for life is displayed in his photographs. As a photographer his unique perspective is inspiring!"

    July 15th, 2006

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    simple_beauty says:

    "John's got an amazing eye for photography. He captures things magnificently and makes you feel like you're right there. I've never had a longing to travel anywhere specific, but his pictures of different places he's been to are making me actually LONG to go there!

    Aside from photography, he's one of the funniest people I know. He thrives on a stage making people laugh. He's intelligent. He's caring. He's unique. He's fun-loving. He's great w/ our kids. He rocks at volleyball. He's hot!

    And I get to marry him in a couple months!!!"

    May 7th, 2006

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    fishlamp says:

    "The coolest profile I've ever seen, anywhere on the internet. So that automatically makes him the coolest guy ever to exist, anywhere on the internet."

    November 10th, 2005

August 2005
Agoura Hills, Philadelphia, Milwaukee
Camarillo, Ca, USA
I am:
Professional Photographer
John B. Mueller Photography