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Date of Birth 1958
Birth NameMurray Duncan Close

Mini Bio (1)

Internationally renowned photographer Murray Close began his film career working on Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. With this introduction he quickly made a name for himself and went on to be 'first call' for the world's most influential film-makers, creating some of cinema's most iconic images.

During the mid 1970s he expanded his photographic skills to capture some of the great names from the emerging music scene whilst continuing to forge strong links with the film community.

Being Spielberg and Eastwood's photographer in Europe it was clear that new frontiers had to be conquered and he moved from England to Los Angeles in 1991. It was here that he set up his studio and fine tuned his love of portraiture.

In 2001 Close felt it was time to up root again and this time he set up his studio in Prague, a city he first visited in 1983. In Prague he also designed and established a film laboratory specializing in providing services to movies shooting on location in central Europe.

His unique vision and sense of timing keep him at the forefront of the film industry to this day.

In 2007 he was asked by the Camerimage Film festival in Poland to shoot portraits of the visiting Cinematographers and returned to London to open his acclaimed exhibition of seldom seen art from 'Withnail and I' celebrating the film's 20th Anniversary at London's BFI in conjunction with a Radio 4 documentary, 'The Reunion'.

Proud Gallery in London's King's Road and Camden began their representation of Close in 2009 with 2 hit exhibitions in 2009 and 2010.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Osopolar

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