Favorite Cinematographers

by jvistiz | created - 10 Mar 2015 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

1. Roger Deakins

Cinematographer | Blade Runner 2049

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 (...

2. 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. Larry Fong

Cinematographer | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Larry Fong is known for his work on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Kong: Skull Island (2017) and Watchmen (2009).

4. Dan Mindel

Cinematographer | Star Trek

Dan Mindel was born on May 27, 1958 in Johannesburg, South Africa as Ivor Daniel Mindel. He is known for his work on Star Trek (2009), The Bourne Identity (2002) and John Carter (2012). He has been married to Lisa Fallon since 1992. They have four children. He was previously married to Paula ...

5. Wally Pfister

Cinematographer | Inception

Wally Pfister is an American cinematographer and film director, who is best known for his work with Christopher Nolan. He is also known for his work on director F. Gary Gray's The Italian Job (2003) and Bennett Miller's Moneyball (2011).

He made his directorial debut with the film Transcendence (...

6. Janusz Kaminski

Cinematographer | War Horse

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 ...

7. Robert Elswit

Cinematographer | There Will Be Blood

Robert Elswit is an American cinematographer. He is best known for Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), There Will Be Blood (2007), Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011), Inherent Vice (2014), and Nightcrawler (2014).

Elswit frequently works with director ...

8. 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), Antichrist (2009) and 28 Days Later... (2002).

9. Dana Gonzales

Camera_department | Fargo

5-time Emmy-nominated Director of Photography Dana Gonzales' electrifying shots have launched him to the forefront of cinematography and directing, both in television and film. After shooting the first season, Gonzales led the visuals, as a cinematographer, for the second season of FX's ...

10. Craig Wrobleski

Cinematographer | The Umbrella Academy

Craig Wrobleski is known for his work on The Umbrella Academy (2019), In the Tall Grass (2019) and Fargo (2014).

11. Arthur Albert

Cinematographer | Better Call Saul

Arthur Albert was born on July 9, 1946 in Caracas, Venezuela. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Better Call Saul (2015), The Blacklist (2013) and Breaking Bad (2008).

12. Michael Slovis

Cinematographer | Breaking Bad

Michael Slovis was born in New York City, New York, USA. He is a cinematographer and producer, known for Breaking Bad (2008), New Amsterdam (2018) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000).

13. 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), Eight Legged Freaks (2002) and RoboCop (2014).

15. Jeremy Lasky

Cinematographer | Cars 2

One of 105 people invited to join AMPAS in 2008.

16. Patrick Lin

Visual_effects | X-Men

17. Sharon Calahan

Cinematographer | A Bug's Life

Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 2014. She is the first person to be admitted into the ASC based on a career entirely in animation, with no live-action filmmaking experience.

18. 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.

19. Jess Hall

Cinematographer | Hot Fuzz

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 ...

20. Philippe Rousselot

Cinematographer | Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

Philippe Rousselot was born on September 4, 1945 in Briey, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. He is known for his work on Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), A River Runs Through It (1992) and Dangerous Liaisons (1988).

21. Mauro Fiore

Cinematographer | Avatar

Mauro Fiore was born on November 15, 1964 in Marzi, Calabria, Italy. He is known for his work on Avatar (2009), Training Day (2001) and The Island (2005). He has been married to Christine Vollmer since 2000. They have three children.

22. George Richmond

Camera_department | Children of Men

George Richmond is known for his work on Children of Men (2006), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) and Rocketman (2019).

23. Slawomir Idziak

Cinematographer | Trois couleurs: Bleu

Slawomir Idziak was born on January 25, 1945 in Katowice, Slaskie, Poland. He is a cinematographer and writer, known for Three Colors: Blue (1993), Black Hawk Down (2001) and Gattaca (1997). He was previously married to Maria Gladkowska.

24. Dean Cundey

Cinematographer | Jurassic Park

Dean Cundey reigns supreme as one of the best, most prolific, and talented cinematographers to ever grace celluloid with his often striking and accomplished photography. Cundey was born on March 12th, 1946, in Alhambra, California. One of his hobbies during his elementary school days was building ...

25. Tom Stern

Cinematographer | Changeling

Tom Stern was born on December 16, 1946 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Thomas Evans Stern. He is known for his work on Changeling (2008), Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and Mystic River (2003). He was previously married to Françoise Combadière.

26. Stephen F. Windon

Cinematographer | The Fate of the Furious

Stephen F. Windon was born in 1959 in Sydney, Australia. He is known for his work on The Fate of the Furious (2017), Furious 7 (2015) and Star Trek Beyond (2016).

27. Caleb Deschanel

Cinematographer | The Passion of the Christ

Caleb Deschanel is an American film cinematographer and film/television director. He has been nominated for six Academy Awards, each time in the field of cinematography. The first nomination came in 1983 for the film The Right Stuff (1983). His second was in 1984 for The Natural (1984), the third ...

28. 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).

29. 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 ...

30. Ben Davis

Cinematographer | Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Son of cinematographer Michael J. Davis and stepson of director Gabrielle Beaumont. With writer-director Camille Griffin, father of actors Roman Griffin Davis, Gilby Griffin Davis, and Hardy Griffin Davis.

31. Peter Suschitzky

Cinematographer | Eastern Promises

Peter Suschitzky was born on July 25, 1941 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. He is known for his work on Eastern Promises (2007), Dead Ringers (1988) and Naked Lunch (1991).

32. John Mathieson

Cinematographer | Gladiator

John Mathieson came up through the traditional camera ranks. Before his start as a cinematographer in feature films he shot many music videos, documentaries and TV commercials. He also worked in cutting rooms and has always considered himself as a film maker, interested in all areas of the process,...

33. Conrad W. Hall

Cinematographer | Panic Room

Conrad W. Hall was born on November 13, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Conrad Winchester Hall. He is known for his work on Panic Room (2002), Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) and Se7en (1995).

34. Fabian Wagner

Cinematographer | Overlord

Fabian Wagner was born on April 25, 1978 in Munich, Germany. He is known for his work on Overlord (2018), Game of Thrones (2011) and Justice League (2017).

35. 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).

36. Maryse Alberti

Cinematographer | The Wrestler

Maryse Alberti is a French cinematographer. She is best known for her work in Velvet Goldmine (1998), The Wrestler (2008), Stone (2010), Creed (2015) and the HBO film My Dinner with Hervé (2018).

She also work as a cinematographer in The Visit (2015).

Alberti work as a cinematographer includes more ...

37. Adam Arkapaw

Cinematographer | Macbeth

Adam Arkapaw is known for his work on films such as Macbeth (2015 - ASC spotlight award) Animal Kingdom (2010 - Camerimage Cinematographer Debuts Competition winner) The Snowtown Murders (2011) Light Between the Oceans (2016) Lore (2011) and Assassin's Creed (2016). He is also the Emmy ...

39. George Steel

Cinematographer | Robin Hood

George Steel is known for his work on Robin Hood (2018), The Aeronauts (2019) and Peaky Blinders (2013).

40. Jeff Cutter

Cinematographer | 10 Cloverfield Lane

Jeff Cutter was born in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), Non-Stop (2014) and Orphan (2009).

41. Russell Carpenter

Cinematographer | Avatar 2

Russell Carpenter was born on December 9, 1950 in Van Nuys, California, USA as Russell Paul Carpenter. He is known for his work on Avatar 2 (2022), Titanic (1997) and Ant-Man (2015).

42. Tim Ives

Cinematographer | Stranger Things

43. Dan Winters

Director | Tone

After studying photography at college in Southern California, Dan finished his formal education at the film school of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. He began his career in photography as a photojournalist in his home town in Ventura County, California. After winning several ...

44. Don Burgess

Cinematographer | Contact

Don Burgess was born on May 28, 1956 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Don Michael Burgess. He is known for his work on Contact (1997), Forrest Gump (1994) and Cast Away (2000). He has been married to Bonnie Ann Burgess since December 4, 1982. They have three children.

45. Conrad L. Hall

Cinematographer | Road to Perdition

Born in Tahiti, the son of writer James Norman Hall, author of "Mutiny on the Bounty," Conrad Hall studied filmmaking at USC. He and two classmates formed a production company and sold a project to a local television station. Hall's company branched out into making industrial films and TV ...



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