My Favorite Cinematographers

by tupolev72 | created - 03 Mar 2012 | updated - 27 Aug 2016 | Public

1. Barry Ackroyd

Cinematographer | The Hurt Locker

Barry Ackroyd was born on May 12, 1954 in Oldham, Lancashire, England. He is known for his work on The Hurt Locker (2008), Captain Phillips (2013) and United 93 (2006).

2. John S. Bartley

Cinematographer | The X Files

John S. Bartley was born as John Stanley Bartley. He is known for his work on The X-Files (1993), RoboCop (2014) and The Chronicles of Riddick (2004).

3. Bojan Bazelli

Cinematographer | The Lone Ranger

Cinematographer Bojan Bazelli, ASC is a master image maker working at the forefront of today's most high profile, visually progressive films.

Bazelli most recently wrapped principal photography on director Gore Verbinski's Cure for Wellness, which opens in theaters Feb. 17, 2017. The director-DP duo...

4. Adrian Biddle

Cinematographer | V for Vendetta

Adrian Biddle was born on July 20, 1952 in Woolwich, London, England. He is known for his work on V for Vendetta (2005), Thelma & Louise (1991) and Aliens (1986). He was married to Mo. He died on December 7, 2005 in London.

(1952-2005)

5. Rodney Charters

Cinematographer | 24

Rodney Charters was born in 1948 in New Zealand. He is a cinematographer and director, known for 24 (2001), Going in Style (2017) and Roswell (1999).

6. Enrique Chediak

Cinematographer | 127 Hours

Enrique Chediak is known for his work on 127 Hours (2010), 28 Weeks Later (2007) and The Maze Runner (2014).

7. Benoît Debie

Cinematographer | Enter the Void

Benoît Debie is a cinematographer and actor, known for Enter the Void (2009), Spring Breakers (2012) and Irreversible (2002).

8. Simon Duggan

Cinematographer | The Great Gatsby

Simon Duggan was born on May 13, 1959 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is a cinematographer, known for The Great Gatsby (2013), Hacksaw Ridge (2016) and I, Robot (2004).

9. Ross Emery

Camera_department | The Matrix

Ross Emery is known for his work on The Matrix (1999), The Wolverine (2013) and The Matrix Reloaded (2003).

10. Tak Fujimoto

Cinematographer | The Silence of the Lambs

Tak Fujimoto was born on July 12, 1939 in San Diego, California, USA as Takashi Fujimoto. He is known for his work on The Silence of the Lambs (1991), The Sixth Sense (1999) and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).

11. Jess Hall

Cinematographer | Ghost in the Shell

Jess Hall was born on March 16, 1971 in England. He is known for his work on Hot Fuzz (2007), Grindhouse (2007), The Spectacular Now (2014) and Transcendence (2014). He attended Saint Martins School of Art and New York University where he studied film and fine art. He has been married to Radha ...

12. Shane Hurlbut

Cinematographer | 11:14

Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C., is a world-renowned cinematographer who shoots multimillion dollar blockbuster films. Shane brings a level of unparalleled passion and excitement to everything he does. He is an innovative cinematic pioneer that deploys new techniques on every project to challenge him and ...

13. Janusz Kaminski

Cinematographer | Schindler's List

Janusz Kaminski is a Polish cinematographer and film director. He has established a partnership with Steven Spielberg, working as a cinematographer on his movies since 1993. He won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998).

His ...

14. Darius Khondji

Cinematographer | Amour

Darius Khondji was born on October 21, 1955 in Tehran, Iran. He is known for his work on Amour (2012), Se7en (1995) and Delicatessen (1991). He is married to Marianne Khondji. They have three children.

15. Alwin H. Küchler

Cinematographer | Sunshine

Alwin H. Küchler was born in 1965 in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is known for his work on Sunshine (2007), Morvern Callar (2002) and R.I.P.D. (2013). He has been married to Ngozi Onwurah since November 28, 1998.

16. Andrew Lesnie

Cinematographer | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Andrew Lesnie was born on January 1, 1956 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is known for his work on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), King Kong (2005) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). He died on April 27, 2015 in Sydney.

17. Emmanuel Lubezki

Cinematographer | Children of Men

Lubezki began his career in Mexican film and television productions in the late 1980s. His first international production was the 1993 independent film Twenty Bucks (1993), which followed the journey of a single twenty-dollar bill.

Lubezki is a frequent collaborator with fellow Mexican filmmaker ...

18. Peter Menzies Jr.

Cinematographer | Shooter

Peter Menzies Jr. is known for his work on Shooter (2007), The Incredible Hulk (2008) and Four Brothers (2005).

19. Claudio Miranda

Cinematographer | Life of Pi

Claudio Miranda was born in 1964 in Santiago, Chile. He is known for his work on Life of Pi (2012), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and Oblivion (2013).

20. Guillermo Navarro

Cinematographer | El laberinto del fauno

Guillermo Navarro was born in 1955 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Pan's Labyrinth (2006), I Am Number Four (2011) and Pacific Rim (2013).

21. Trent Opaloch

Cinematographer | District 9

Trent Opaloch is a cinematographer, known for District 9 (2009), Elysium (2013) and Chappie (2015).

22. Phedon Papamichael

Cinematographer | Nebraska

Phedon Papamichael, an award winning Cinematographer, was born in Athens, Greece and moved with his family to Germany, where in 1982 he completed his education in Fine Arts, in Munich. Working as a photojournalist brought Phedon to NYC in 1983, where he started crossing over into cinematography.

His...

23. Thierry Pouget

Camera_department | L'assaut

Thierry Pouget is known for his work on L'assaut (2010), The Wings of the Dove (1997) and Vengo (2000).

24. Robert Richardson

Cinematographer | Inglourious Basterds

Robert Richardson an American cinematographer. He is best known for work with Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, and Oliver Stone.

He has won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography three times, for his work on JFK (1991), The Aviator (2004), and Hugo (2011). He is one of three living persons who...

25. John Seale

Cinematographer | Mad Max: Fury Road

John Seale was born on October 5, 1942 in Warwick, Queensland, Australia as John Clement Seale. He is known for his work on Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The English Patient (1996) and Witness (1985). He has been married to Louise Seale since September 23, 1967. They have two children.

26. Manuel Teran

Cinematographer | Banlieue 13

Manuel Teran is known for his work on District B13 (2004), Le boulet (2002) and Highlander (1992).

27. Alex Thomson

Cinematographer | Hamlet

Alex Thomson entered the film industry in 1946. He worked as regular camera operator to Nicolas Roeg in the 1960s before becoming a director of photography in 1968. His career suffered a hiatus in the mid 1970s when he was injured after falling off a camera rostrum on the set of Jesus Christ ...

(1929-2007)

28. Jost Vacano

Cinematographer | Das Boot

Jost Vacano was born on March 15, 1934 in Osnabrück, Germany. He is a cinematographer, known for Das Boot (1981), Starship Troopers (1997) and RoboCop (1987).

29. Hoyte Van Hoytema

Cinematographer | Interstellar

Hoyte Van Hoytema was born in Horgen, Switzerland. Van Hoytema is a Dutch-Swedish director known for his work on The Fighter (2010), Her (2013), Interstellar (2014), and Dunkirk (2017). Van Hoytema always wanted to be a filmmaker, therefore he wished to attend a film school in The Netherlands, but ...

30. Derek Vanlint

Cinematographer | Alien

Derek Vanlint was born on November 7, 1932 in London, England as Derek James Vanlint. He was a cinematographer and director, known for Alien (1979), The Spreading Ground (2000) and X-Men (2000). He died on February 23, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

(1932-2010)

31. Reynaldo Villalobos

Camera_department | The Running Man

Reynaldo Villalobos was born on November 9, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a cinematographer and director, known for The Running Man (1987), Seraphim Falls (2006) and Carriers (2009).