About Us

The Element 36 Story

My Story

Hello, I am Michael Mussman. I have been a professional photographer for over 25 years. Over the years I have specialized in most types of photography. From weddings, family portraits, modeling portfolios to commercial architecture and real estate, and product and corporate portraits. I have the experience and skills to tackle most any photography project.

In recent years I have added video production, editing and motion graphics and flying drones to my skill set. Graduating at the top of my class in both graphic design and video and motion graphics, I have found an exciting and challenging addition to the art of visual storytelling. 

In mid 2016, Element 36 Visuals was created. Element 36 is the culmination of years of schooling in the visual arts and even more years of experience creating thousands of photographs and a bit of fun thrown in the mix. I am a firm believer in having fun in your profession. If life isn’t fun you are doing something wrong. If work isn’t fun, create something fun to do. 

What is Element 36, you are probably asking. On the periodic chart, Element 36 is Krypton. Yes, I am a comic geek from an early age (it’s okay, I am relatively normal in public) and Superman has been my favorite superhero since I was 5 years old. I didn’t think I could name my business “Superman Visuals” …DC might have some words with me.  I went through some other name ideas, but none felt as good or as right at Element 36. On top of that, the element Krypton (which is a colorless, odorless gas) is used in many photography lighting products. 

I love to create. I am extremely curious about the world around me and am a natural helper of people. When I am not creating I am enjoying the creations of others. I am an avid movie goer, art fan and lover of animals and nature.


Video Production50%
Drone Piloting75%
Motion Design25%