50 Best Cinematographer (2019)

by osewa | created - 28 Dec 2018 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

We all do love good movies, right? The cinematographer or director of photography helps the director to realize the movie scenes and are also responsible for making artistic and technical decisions related to the image. So find a collection of the greatest DP / DoP right here on IMDb. I have added links to their Instagram pages (or Wikipedia in case they are not on the gram).

1. Emmanuel Lubezki

Cinematographer | Gravity

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 ...

https://www.instagram.com/chivexp/

2. Rodrigo Prieto

Cinematographer | Brokeback Mountain

Rodrigo Prieto is a Mexican cinematographer. He is best known for Brokeback Mountain (2005), Babel (2006), Argo (2012), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), and Silence (2016).

He also worked with Alejandro González Iñárritu on the acclaimed Amores perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), and Biutiful (2010).

...

https://www.instagram.com/rpstam/

3. Adam Etherington

Cinematographer | Gwen

Adam Etherington was born on July 31, 1985 in Cambridgeshire, England. He is known for his work on Gwen (2018), The Boy with the Topknot (2017) and Poldark (2015).

https://www.instagram.com/ae_dop/

4. Christopher Nolan

Writer | Dunkirk

Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear, storytelling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of filmmaking, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made.

...

https://www.instagram.com/christophernolann (Fan account)

5. Philip Bloom

Cinematographer | The Wonder List with Bill Weir

Philip Bloom is a cinematographer and producer, known for The Wonder List with Bill Weir (2015), How to Start a Revolution (2011) and Red Tails (2012).

https://www.instagram.com/philipbloom/

6. Linus Sandgren

Cinematographer | First Man

Linus Sandgren is an Academy Award winning Swedish cinematographer. He is best known for his work with Damien Chazelle on La La Land (2016) and his collaboration with David O Russell on the films American Hustle (2013) and Joy (2015).

He also worked with Gus Van Sant on Promised Land where he shot ...

https://www.instagram.com/linussandgren_dp/

7. 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 (...

https://www.instagram.com/wpfister/

8. Rina Yang

Camera_department | Bohemian Rhapsody

Rina is a director of photography based in London. She grew up in a small city in Japan, where she studied still life and portrait painting.

https://www.instagram.com/the_rinayang/

9. Autumn Durald

Cinematographer | Palo Alto

Autumn Durald is known for her work on Palo Alto (2013), Teen Spirit (2018) and The Sun Is Also a Star (2019). She has been married to Adam Arkapaw since 2015. They have one child.

https://www.instagram.com/addp/

10. Kate Reid

Camera_department | Game of Thrones

https://www.instagram.com/katereiddp/

11. Rachel Morrison

Cinematographer | Black Panther

Rachel Morrison is an American cinematographer. She is best known for the films Fruitvale Station (2013), Cake (2014), Dope (2015), Mudbound (2017) and Black Panther (2018).

She began her career working on series and TV movies for a number of networks.

The independent film Palo Alto (2007) marked ...

https://www.instagram.com/rmorrison

12. Reed Morano

Director | The Handmaid's Tale

Reed Morano was born on April 15, 1977 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. She is known for directing and executive producing the pilot as well as episodes 2 & 3 of 'The Handmaid's Tale' (2017) and directing the feature film, 'Meadowland' (2015), which she also served as her own DP on. She also did double ...

https://www.instagram.com/reedmorano

13. Bradford Young

Cinematographer | Arrival

Bradford Young is an American cinematographer. His feature films as director of photography include White Lies, Black Sheep (2007), Pariah (2011), Restless City (2011), Middle of Nowhere (2012), Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013), Mother of George (2013), and Arrival (2016).

In January 2017, Young ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradford_Young

14. 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 ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Arkapaw

15. Rob Hardy

Cinematographer | Annihilation

Rob Hardy BSC is a British Cinematographer known for his extraordinary ground breaking work on Mission Impossible: Fallout, Ex-Machina, Annihilation, Devs & Red Riding 1974. He also won the BAFTA for cinematography on the beautiful and controversial drama Boy A.

Other credits include the Alicia ...

https://www.instagram.com/rdhardy/

16. Susanne Kurz

Cinematographer | The Line

Since November 2018 she is elected as member of the Bavarian Parliament (Bayerischer Landtag).

https://www.instagram.com/susannekurz2018/

17. 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 ...

https://www.instagram.com/libatique/

18. Anna Foerster

Director | Underworld: Blood Wars

Anna Foerster is known for her work on Underworld: Blood Wars (2016), Outlander (2014) and The Day After Tomorrow (2004).

https://www.instagram.com/anna_foerster/

19. Andrew Dunn

Cinematographer | The Butler

British Cinematographer Andrew Dunn BSC, winner of multiple BAFTA Awards.

His body of work includes more than fifty two Feature Length films, in addition twenty four dramas for Television.

Dunn's career began at the BBC,it's here he learnt his craft, but his passion for the Art Form began as a young ...

https://www.instagram.com/cameracinema/

20. Phedon Papamichael

Cinematographer | Nebraska

Phedon Papamichael, an award winning Cinematographer, was born in Athens, Greece and moved with his family to Germany, where in 1982 he completed his education in Fine Arts, in Munich. Working as a photojournalist brought Phedon to NYC in 1983, where he started crossing over into cinematography.

His...

https://www.instagram.com/papa2/

21. Judith Kaufmann

Cinematographer | Zwei Leben

Judith Kaufmann was born on September 20, 1962 in Berlin, Germany. She is known for her work on Two Lives (2012), Inbetween Worlds (2014) and When We Leave (2010).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Kaufmann

22. Ellen Kuras

Cinematographer | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Ellen Kuras was born on July 10, 1959 in New Jersey, USA. She is known for her work on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), The Betrayal (2008) and P.O.V. (1988).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Kuras

23. 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 ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janusz_Kami%C5%84ski

24. Tom Fährmann

Cinematographer | Ulzhan

Tom Fährmann was born on May 24, 1956 in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Thomas Fährmann. He is known for his work on Ulzhan (2007), Campus (1998) and Pope Joan (2009).

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_F%C3%A4hrmann

25. 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...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Richardson_(cinematographer)

26. 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 127 Hours (2010).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Dod_Mantle

27. 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), The Jungle Book (2016) and Spider-Man 2 (2004). He is married to Sharon Oreck. They have one child.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Pope

28. 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 (...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Deakins

29. Vittorio Storaro

Cinematographer | Apocalypse Now

Vittorio Storaro, the award-winning cinematographer who won Oscars for "Apocalypse Now (1979)", "Reds (1981)" and "The Last Emperor (1987)". He was born on June 24, 1940 in Rome, where his father was a projectionist at the Lux Film Studio. At the age of 11, he began studying photography at a ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vittorio_Storaro

30. László Kovács

Cinematographer | Easy Rider

László Kovács was born on May 14, 1933 in Cece, Hungary. He is known for his work on Easy Rider (1969), Five Easy Pieces (1970), Ghostbuster (1984) and Copycat (1995). He won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the ASC in 2002. He was married to Audrey. He died on July 22, 2007 in Beverly Hills, ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A1szl%C3%B3_Kov%C3%A1cs_(cinematographer)

31. Haskell Wexler

Cinematographer | Medium Cool

Two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler was adjudged one of the ten most influential cinematographers in movie history, according to an International Cinematographers Guild survey of its membership. He won his Oscars in both black & white and color, for Who's Afraid of ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haskell_Wexler

32. Sven Nykvist

Cinematographer | The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Sven Nykvist was considered by many in the industry to be one of the world's greatest cinematographers. During his long career that spanned almost half a century, Nyvist perfected the art of cinematography to its most simple attributes, and he helped give the films he had worked on the simplest and...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sven_Nykvist

33. Geoffrey Unsworth

Cinematographer | Cabaret

Goeffrey Unsworth was one of the great cinematographers of the 20th Century, the winner of two Oscars, five BAFTA awards, and three awards from the British Society of Cinematographers for his work as a director of photography. Born in 1914 in Lancashire, England, Unsworth started in the industry in...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Unsworth

34. Gordon Willis

Cinematographer | Zelig

Gordon Willis was an American cinematographer. He's best known for his work on Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather films, as well asWoody Allen's Annie Hall (1977) and Manhattan (1979).

His work on the first two Godfather films turned out to be groundbreaking in its use of low-light photography and ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Willis

35. 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).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beno%C3%AEt_Debie

36. Christopher Doyle

Cinematographer | Paranoid Park

Christopher Doyle was born on May 2, 1952 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is a cinematographer and actor, known for Paranoid Park (2007), Hero (2002) and 2046 (2004).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Doyle

37. 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 ...

https://www.instagram.com/rcelswit/

38. Roberto Schaefer

Cinematographer | The Host

Roberto Schaefer was born in White Plains, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Host (2013), The Kite Runner (2007) and Finding Neverland (2004). He is married to Caroline Eselin.

https://www.instagram.com/ganzo69/

39. Ben Richardson

Cinematographer | Beasts of the Southern Wild

Ben Richardson is a cinematographer and producer, known for Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), Wind River (2017) and Yellowstone (2018).

https://www.instagram.com/benrichardson/

40. Jody Lee Lipes

Cinematographer | NY Export: Opus Jazz

Jody Lee Lipes is a director and cinematographer with diverse experience in film, television, commercials and music videos.

In film, he has worked with numerous acclaimed directors, including Kenneth Lonergan on "Manchester By the Sea," which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, Sean...

https://www.instagram.com/j_la_la/

41. Vincent Laforet

Director | Nocturne

Vincent began his photography career at the age of 15. He started as a photojournalist, honing his abilities by landing internships with newspapers such as The Los Angeles Times and with Reuters. By the time he was 25, he had established himself as the youngest staff photographer for The New York ...

https://www.instagram.com/vincentlaforet/

42. Frank Prinzi

Cinematographer | Living in Oblivion

Frank Prinzi is a cinematographer and director, known for Living in Oblivion (1995), The Best Man (1999) and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014).

https://www.instagram.com/frank_prinzi/

43. Sean Conaty

Cinematographer | GoldenBox

https://www.instagram.com/seanpconaty/

https://www.instagram.com/tobiasdatum/

45. Alexander Stanishev

Cinematographer | Touched with Fire

Alexander is a cinematographer from Bulgaria. He shot the American drama "Touched with fire", directed by Paul Dalio, produced by Kristina Nikolova, Jeremy Alter, Jason Sokoloff, executive produced by Spike Lee and starring Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby. His last project is the feature documentary "...

https://www.instagram.com/stanishev/

46. Colin Brazie

Camera_department | Restoring Tomorrow

https://www.instagram.com/ballincrazie/

47. Paula Huidobro

Cinematographer | Barry

https://www.instagram.com/paulahuidobro/

48. M.I. Littin-Menz

Cinematographer | The Vast of Night

Born Santiago de Chile . born in Santiago de Chile in the bosom of a filmmaker's family. Moved with his family to México city and Madrid, Spain, where he completed his education and went to film School.

He is a prestigious Cinematographer at present. His works have been Internationals rewarded in ...

https://www.instagram.com/voy_onovoy/

49. Alexis Zabe

Cinematographer | The Florida Project

The Mexico City native became obsessed with movies in his teens, attending local second-run cinemas that ran a different feature every day and frequenting film festivals. While studying filmmaking at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos, he gravitated toward cinematography, serving...

https://www.instagram.com/wabizabi/

50. Gunnar Laal

Cinematographer | Riga: 2041 3D

After being a focuspuller for over 12 years, Gunnar also specializes in underwater cinematography next to traditional cinematography. Gunnar Laal was born on January 31, 1988 in Tallinn, Estonia. He is known for his work on numerous feature films throughout the decade and running a small camera ...

https://www.instagram.com/gunnarlaal/

51. Benoît Delhomme

Cinematographer | At Eternity's Gate

Benoît Delhomme was born in 1961 in France. He is known for his work on At Eternity's Gate (2018), The Theory of Everything (2014) and Lawless (2012).

https://www.instagram.com/benoitdelhomme/

53. Jay Holben

Dexter

Jay Holben was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Dexter (2006), Femme Fatales (2011) and Of Fortune and Gold (2015).

https://www.instagram.com/jayholben/

54. Lance Acord

Cinematographer | Lost in Translation

After studying film and photography at the San Francisco Art Institute, Lance moved to New York to assist photographer/filmmaker Bruce Weber. He began his career as a cinematographer shooting music videos and commercials with close friend and collaborator Spike Jonze. Lance quickly became one of ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lance_Acord

55. Hoyte Van Hoytema

Cinematographer | Dunkirk

Hoyte Van Hoytema was born in Horgen, Switzerland. Van Hoytema is a Dutch-Swedish director of photography known for his work on The Fighter (2010), Her (2013), Interstellar (2014), and Dunkirk (2017). Van Hoytema always wanted to be a filmmaker, therefore he wished to attend a film school in The ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoyte_van_Hoytema

56. Freddie Young

Cinematographer | Lawrence of Arabia

Freddie Young was a British cinematographer. He is best known for his work on David Lean's films Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and Ryan's Daughter (1970), all three of which won him Academy Awards for Best Cinematography.

Young was an cinematographer on 130 films, including ...

57. 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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amir_Mokri

58. Changwei Gu

Cinematographer | Mo shu wai zhuan

Changwei Gu was born on December 12, 1957 in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Love for Life (2011), Peacock (2005) and And the Spring Comes (2007). He has been married to Wenli Jiang since 1993. They have one child.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gu_Changwei

59. Dante Spinotti

Cinematographer | L.A. Confidential

Dante Spinotti was born in Tolmezzo, Udine, in the northeastern Italian Region of Friuli. He began his career at RAI (Italian TV), before that he spent lot of time in Kenia as cinematographer for his uncle. In 1985, producer Dino De Laurentiis offered him a chance to work in USA for the first time ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dante_Spinotti

60. Douglas Slocombe

Cinematographer | Raiders of the Lost Ark

London-born Douglas Slocombe has long been regarded as one of the film industry's premiere cinematographers, but he began his career as a photojournalist for Life magazine and the Paris-Match newspaper before World War II. During the war he became a newsreel cameraman, and at war's end he went to ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Slocombe

61. Chris Menges

Cinematographer | The Mission

Chris Menges was born on September 15, 1940 in Kington, Herefordshire, England as Christopher J. Menges. He is known for his work on The Mission (1986), The Killing Fields (1984) and Michael Collins (1996). He has been married to Judy Freeman since 1982.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Menges

62. 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).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_F._Windon

63. Trent Opaloch

Cinematographer | District 9

Trent Opaloch is a Canadian cinematographer best known for his work with directors Neill Blomkamp and the Russo brothers.

His major works include District 9 (2009), Elysium (2013), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Chappie (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Avengers: Infinity ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trent_Opaloch

64. Jess Hall

Cinematographer | Ghost in the Shell

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 ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jess_Hall

65. Shane Hurlbut

Cinematographer | 11:14

Shane Hurlbut, ASC is a member of the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The American Society of Cinematographers recognized Hurlbut after his first feature film, The Rat Pack (1998), depicting Frank Sinatra and his infamous friends...

https://www.instagram.com/shanehurlbutasc/

66. Christian Sprenger

Cinematographer | Guava Island

Born in Hollywood, Florida. Attended Columbia College Chicago. Currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

https://www.instagram.com/casprenger/

67. Jason Chen

Cinematographer | Wang pai yu shi

https://www.instagram.com/bobojam/



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