Born in Edinburgh, Scotland 1975 Muir previously worked as a chef, street entertainer and cruise ship photographer. In 2000 he moved to London to complete a post-graduate diploma in photojournalism at the London College of Printing.
In 2001 his portrait series of ageing British rebels and mavericks, Rebels Without a Pause was published by the Sunday Times Magazine. Since then Muir has remained in London and divides his work between commissions for magazines, corporations and record labels and personal, self-assigned projects.
Observer Hodge Photographic Award, The Newsroom, London
Ian Parry Scholarship Exhibition, Blau Gallery, London
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)
The National Portrait Gallery
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Photojournalism, London College of Printing
New York Times Magazine
Sunday Times Magazine
Guardian Weekend Magazine
The Word Magazine
British Journal of Photography
Welt am Sonntag