To the layman, Chris Menges' cinematography in "Dirty Pretty Things" may look tawdry, claustrophobic ... in fact, downright ugly. But it's pitch-perfect for the subject matter: Third World immigrants…
Russell Boyd is one of a growing band of veteran Aussie d.p.'s who have ascended to Hollywood prominence after decades of success Down Under.
An Aussie veteran who first came to attention with the two "Babe" movies, Andrew Lesnie joined the ranks of A-list d.p.'s by taking on the massive "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
Five-time Oscar nominee Roger Deakins is best known for his work with the Coen brothers. Much of that lensing is considered pioneering, particularly his role in the first complete digital…
By adopting a European approach to filmmaking, helmer Sofia Coppola and cinematographer Lance Acord created a sense of intimacy with characters and location in "Lost in Translation."
In "The Missing," Salvatore Totino's lensing plays the frostbitten highlands and boiling desert basins of 1885 New Mexico off the emotional heartaches of Samuel Jones (Tommy Lee Jones) and his…
John Schwartzman is well known for his action work for Michael Bay on "The Rock" (1996), "Armageddon" (1998) and "Pearl Harbor" (2001). Although "Seabiscuit" is a period piece, far different in mood…
How do you film a story that cuts between the imaginative past of a man who spins tall tales about his adventures and the prosaic present?
When musing about cinematographers who dared directors to be great, the late Conrad Hall comes first to mind. Hall, who died Jan. 4, 2003, was a three-time Oscar winner, including his posthumous…
Whether it's the rough waters of the North Atlantic in "The Perfect Storm" or the scorching deserts of North Africa in "The English Patient," man-versus-nature has been a visual thread in John…
"Mystic River" is Tom Stern's second d.p. credit, after debuting on Clint Eastwood's previous film, "Blood Work."