Müller rose to venerated status in the film industry with sublime work for Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch and Lars von Trier

Celebrated cinematographer Robby Müller, best known for his work on films by Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch and Lars von Trier, has died at 78. Dutch publication Het Parool reports that he died at his home in Amsterdam, after several years of vascular dementia which left him unable to talk or move independently.

Born in Curaçao (then part of the Netherlands Antilles) in 1940, Müller was described in the Guardian as “one of the greatest film artists of the last half-century”. After studying at the Netherlands Film Academy, Müller was apprenticed to cinematographer Gerard Vandenberg and worked as a camera assistant on a number of his features in Holland and Germany. Müller graduated to director of photography on short films – one of which, Alabama (2000 Light Years) was for a Munich Film School student called Wim Wenders.

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