my top cinematographers

by Paraszi | created - 29 Sep 2017 | updated - 29 Sep 2017 | Public

1. 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 ...

3. Bill Pope

Cinematographer | The Matrix

Bill Pope was born on June 19, 1952 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA as William Homer Pope. He is a cinematographer and director, known for The Matrix (1999), Spider-Man 2 (2004) and The Jungle Book (2016). He is married to Sharon Oreck. They have one child.

4. Frank Griebe

Cinematographer | Lola rennt

Frank Griebe was born on August 28, 1964 in Hamburg, West Germany. He is known for his work on Run Lola Run (1998), Cloud Atlas (2012) and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006).

5. Matthew Libatique

Cinematographer | Black Swan

Matthew Libatique is an American cinematographer. He is best known for his work with director Darren Aronofsky on the films Pi (1998), Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Fountain (2006), Black Swan (2010), Noah (2014) and Mother! (2017). He also shot Bradley Cooper's directorial debut film, A Star Is ...

6. Peter Deming

Cinematographer | Twin Peaks

Peter Deming was born on December 13, 1957 in Beirut, Lebanon. He is known for his work on Twin Peaks (2017), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) and Mulholland Drive (2001).

7. Amir Mokri

Cinematographer | Man of Steel

Amir Mokri was born on June 11, 1956 in Iran as Amir M. Mokri. He is known for his work on Man of Steel (2013), Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) and Lord of War (2005). He is married to Winnie Mokri.

8. Frederick Elmes

Cinematographer | The Looming Tower

Frederick Elmes was born on November 4, 1946 in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on The Looming Tower (2018), The Night Of (2016) and Paterson (2016).

10. Robert D. Yeoman

Cinematographer | The Grand Budapest Hotel

Robert D. Yeoman was born on March 10, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert David Yeoman. He is known for his work on The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and Drugstore Cowboy (1989).

11. 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...

12. Darius Khondji

Cinematographer | Se7en

Darius Khondji was born on October 21, 1955 in Tehran, Iran. He is known for his work on Se7en (1995), The Immigrant (2013) and The Lost City of Z (2016). He is married to Marianne Khondji. They have three children.

13. Benoît Debie

Cinematographer | Enter the Void

Benoît Debie is known for his work on Enter the Void (2009), The Sisters Brothers (2018) and Spring Breakers (2012).

14. John Alcott

Cinematographer | Barry Lyndon

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...

15. Roger Deakins

Cinematographer | Skyfall

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.

Deakins' first feature film in America as cinematographer was Mountains of the Moon (...

16. Jeff Cronenweth

Cinematographer | Gone Girl

Jeff Cronenweth was born on January 14, 1962 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Jeffrey Scott Cronenweth. He is known for his work on Gone Girl (2014), The Social Network (2010) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011).

17. 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 ...

18. Lance Acord

Cinematographer | Lost in Translation

Lance Acord was born on September 9, 1964 in Fresno, California, USA. He is a cinematographer and producer, known for Lost in Translation (2003), Where the Wild Things Are (2009) and Marie Antoinette (2006). He is married to Rima. They have two children.

19. Anthony Dod Mantle

Cinematographer | Slumdog Millionaire

Anthony Dod Mantle was born on April 14, 1955 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. He is known for his work on Slumdog Millionaire (2008), 127 Hours (2010) and Antichrist (2009).

20. Hossein Jafarian

Cinematographer | Darbareye Elly

Hossein Jafarian was born in 1944 in Tehran. He graduated from University of Tehran's School of Dramatic Arts and began his career working for Iran's state-run television where he shot over 40 documentaries and TV shows before retiring early soon after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. He debuted in ...

21. Mahmoud Kalari

Cinematographer | Jodaeiye Nader az Simin

Mahmoud Kalari was born on April 31, 1951 in Tehran, Iran. After completing photography courses in the United States, he held his first photo exhibition titled "Visit with People Around Us" at Tehran University in 1976. A few years later he became employed by Paris based Sigma Photo News Agency and...

22. Natasha Braier

Cinematographer | The Neon Demon

Natasha Braier is known for her work on The Neon Demon (2016), The Rover (2014) and XXY (2007).

23. Christophe Beaucarne

Cinematographer | Mr. Nobody

Christophe Beaucarne is known for his work on Mr. Nobody (2009), The Brand New Testament (2015) and Coco Before Chanel (2009).

24. Mike Gioulakis

Cinematographer | It Follows

Mike Gioulakis is known for his work on It Follows (2014), Us (2019) and Glass (2019).

25. Asghar Rafijam

Cinematographer | Sagkoshi

Asghar Rafijam is known for his work on Killing Mad Dogs (2001), Maybe Some Other Time (1987) and The House of Spider (1983).

26. Andrzej Sekula

Cinematographer | Pulp Fiction

Andrzej Sekula was born on December 19, 1954 in Wroclaw, Dolnoslaskie, Poland. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Pulp Fiction (1994), American Psycho (2000) and Reservoir Dogs (1992).

27. Tony Kaye

Director | Detachment

Tony Kaye was born in London, United Kingdom. He has made several well-known music videos, including the video for "Runaway Train" by Soul Asylum, which won a Grammy Award, "Dani California" by Red Hot Chili Peppers, "What God Wants" by Roger Waters, and "Help Me" and "God's Gonna Cut You Down" by ...

29. Rob Hardy

Cinematographer | Annihilation

Rob Hardy BSC is best known for his work on 'RED RIDING 1974' - 'EX MACHINA' and 'BOY A' for which he won a BAFTA.

Most recently, he completed principle photography on 'EUPHORIA' , Produced by and staring Alicia Vikander along with Eva Green & Charlotte Rampling.

In addition he has shot Alex ...

30. Christian Berger

Cinematographer | Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte

1973 founded own production company TTV Film. Extensive work as a documentary film-maker. 1977 building of experimental video studio. Work with and technical support for various young film-makers working under TTV Film. 1980/81 increasing work in TV plays, screen adaptations with various authors, ...

31. Robby Müller

Cinematographer | Breaking the Waves

Robby Müller was born on April 4, 1940 in Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles as Robert Müller. He is known for his work on Breaking the Waves (1996), Paris, Texas (1984) and Dead Man (1995). He died on July 3, 2018 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.

32. Bruno Delbonnel

Cinematographer | Un long dimanche de fiançailles

Bruno Delbonnel was born in 1957 in Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. He is known for his work on A Very Long Engagement (2004), Amélie (2001) and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013).

33. Lukasz Zal

Cinematographer | Zimna wojna

Lukasz Zal is a Polish cinematographer born in 1981, an Oscar and BAFTA-nominee for IDA (dir. Pawel Pawlikowski) and a winner of the Golden Frog Award at Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.

Director of Photography of DOVLATOV (dir. Aleksiej German Jr.) nominated for ...

34. Gregory Middleton

Cinematographer | Game of Thrones

Gregory Middleton is known for his work on Game of Thrones (2011), The Killing (2011) and Slither (2006).



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