The True Artists of Cinematography

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“ THE MASTER. Although he is relatively contemporary, he is truly the best in my opinion. Almost every shot is composed like a painting or a beautiful photograph, and his use of lighting leaves me breathless. In Saving Private Ryan for example, the scene in the church is one of the most stunningly gorgeous pieces of cinema ever created, from the way the shots are framed to the lovely candle light. He obviously sees the true beauty of the world and knows how to capture it on film. ” - Wolven_StarScream
“ Hauntingly beautiful, creepy, sinister... wonderful. ” - Wolven_StarScream
“ The Lord of the Rings... a true feat of movie making, and his cinematography is one of the most important things that makes you believe the world is real. ” - Wolven_StarScream
Wally Pfister
Cinematographer, The Dark Knight
“ Rotating hallway = pure awesome. Inception blew my mind and his camera work was just as incredible as the story. ” - Wolven_StarScream
Jeff Cronenweth
Cinematographer, Fight Club
Gordon Willis
Cinematographer, The Godfather
Roger Deakins
Cinematographer, The Shawshank Redemption
Roger Deakins is an English cinematographer best known for his work on the films of the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes, and Denis Villeneuve. He is a member of both the American and British Society of Cinematographers, and received thirteen nominations for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. Deakins' first feature film in America as cinematographer was Mountains of the Moon (1990)...
“ Why hasn't this guy won an Oscar yet?!?? ” - Wolven_StarScream
Andrzej Sekula
Cinematographer, Pulp Fiction
John Alcott
Cinematographer, The Shining
John Alcott, the Oscar-winning cinematographer best known for his collaboration with director Stanley Kubrick, was born in 1931, in Isleworth, England, the son of movie executive Arthur Alcott, who would become the production controller at Gainsborough Studios during the 1940s. Alcott began his film career as a clapper boy...
Michael Ballhaus
Cinematographer, The Departed
Vittorio Storaro
Cinematographer, Apocalypse Now
Vittorio Storaro, the award-winning cinematographer who won Oscars for "Apocalypse Now", "Reds" and "The Last Emperor". He was born on June 24, 1940 in Rome, where his father was a projectionist at the Lux Film Studio. At the age of 11, he began studying photography at a technical school...
David Tattersall
Cinematographer, The Green Mile
John Seale
Cinematographer, Mad Max: Fury Road