John Toll is one of the few cinematographers in history to score back-to-back Oscars -- for "Legends of the Fall" in 1994 and the following year for "Braveheart."
Director and co-screenwriter Catherine Hardwicke pushed the theme of teen angst to the brink in her indie-produced and financed "Thirteen." In developing the film's aesthetic, Hardwicke and…
Using predominantly non-actors in an improvisational mode, Gus Van Sant's atmospheric and topical meditation on modern American violence, "Elephant," chronicles a seemingly average day at a…
Donald McAlpine launched his career in the early '70s with dozens of Oz-based films, including "My Brilliant Career" (1979) and "Breaker Morant" ('80), but he has been a major Hollywood d.p. since…
A French cinema veteran who shot such American indies as "Gummo" and "Nurse Betty" as well as the Oscar-decorated "Good Will Hunting," Jean-Yves Escoffier tragically passed away in April at 52…
For cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto's latest picture, "21 Grams," he used three film stocks and innovative processing techniques to create distinctly different looks as the film's Byzantine narrative…
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."