Matthew Jensen ASC / Wonder Woman 1984

All images: Credit: Clay Enos WORLD OF WONDER Matthew Jensen ASC reunites with director Patty Jenkins to help bring a vision of an optimistic, pure, pop-oriented movie to fruition, enhanced by bold colour, authentic ‘80s styling and action sequences of epic proportions. The year is 1984 and a 12-year-old Matthew Jensen is immersed in film … Read more

Lol Crawley BSC on The Devil All The Time

The Devil All The Time was adapted from Donald Ray Pollock’s novel by director Antonio Campos who preferred 35mm and managed to get this okayed by Netflix seemingly without issue. It’s a sweaty, complicated psychological thriller set in 1950’s Virginia with a considerable degree of exterior location work for the British DOP. Crawley deliberately underexposed … Read more

Eric Gautier AFC / The Eddy

Jazzmatazz Eric Gautier AFC/The Eddy   Jazzmatazz Eric Gautier AFC/The Eddy Renowned French DP Eric Gautier AFC shot the first two episodes of Netflix’s jazz-based drama, The Eddy, directed by Damien Chazelle, entirely on Kodak Vision3 16mm film – thereby kick-starting the eight-part story with a suitably mean-and-moody look. The show was well-received when these … Read more

Maria von Hausswolff / A White, White Day

Splash Of Colour Maria von Hausswolff / A White, White Day Splash Of Colour Maria von Hausswolff / A White, White Day Director Hlynur Palmason’s second feature, A White, White Day (Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur), shot on Kodak in widescreen 2-perf Super35mm, is a story of heart-rending grief, revenge and unconditional love. While the film’s title … Read more

Darius Khondji AFC ASC / Uncut Gems

Bedazzled Darius Khondji AFC ASC / Uncut Gems Bedazzled Darius Khondji AFC ASC / Uncut Gems Filmed predominantly on Kodak 35mm film, Uncut Gems, the high-stakes, high-anxiety thriller directed by Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie, received critical acclaim and multiple awards after releasing in cinemas in December 2019 by A24. Along with its screenplay, direction, … Read more

Dan Mindel BSC ASC SASC / Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Yorick Le Saux AFC / Little Women

Soul Sisters Yorick Le Saux AFC / Little Women Soul Sisters Yorick Le Saux AFC / Little Women The chemistry between the performers, plus the alchemy of 35mm film for capturing nature and human portraits, have conspired to make Little Women, director Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic American novel, a contender across … Read more

Robbie Ryan BSC ISC / Marriage Story

Uncoupling Robbie Ryan BSC ISC / Marriage Story Uncoupling Robbie Ryan BSC ISC / Marriage Story Shot on Kodak 35mm film, director Noah Baumbach’s tragi-comedy Marriage Story earned multiple nominations during the 2020 awards season. Its sure-footed cinematography was composed by Robbie Ryan BSC ISC. Baumbach’s sensitive and sharp-witted bi-coastal narrative centres on a marriage … Read more

John Mathieson BSC / Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Film Noir John Mathieson BSC / Pokémon Detective Pikachu Film Noir John Mathieson BSC / Pokémon Detective Pikachu Captured on Kodak 35mm film, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, directed by Rob Letterman and shot by British cinematographer John Mathieson BSC, demonstrates that it’s both eminently feasible and financially profitable to shoot a VFX-laden, CG character-led film on celluloid, as … Read more

Robert Richardson ASC / Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Fairytale tribute Robert Richardson ASC / Once Upon A Time in Hollywood Fairytale tribute Robert Richardson ASC / Once Upon A Time in Hollywood WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the July 2019 issue (94) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital … Read more

Benoît Debie SBC / The Beach Bum

Miami vibe Benoît Debie SBC / The Beach Bum Miami vibe Benoît Debie SBC / The Beach Bum “Life’s a f***in’ rodeo! I’m gonna suck the nectar out of it, and f*** it raw dog, ’til the wheels come off,” proclaims Moondog, the permanently stoned, drop-out poet at the heart of provocateur helmer Harmony Korine’s crazy 35mm … Read more

Robbie Ryan BSC ISC / The Favourite

Courtly capers Robbie Ryan BSC ISC / The Favourite Courtly capers Robbie Ryan BSC ISC / The Favourite WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the January 2019 issue (91) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, … Read more

Eric Steelberg ASC / The Front Runner

Hart pounding Eric Steelberg ASC / The Front Runner Hart pounding Eric Steelberg ASC / The Front Runner All images c/o Columbia Pictures One of the catchiest headlines was published by People Magazine in 1987, which read ‘Hart Stopper’ in reference to Florida model Donna Rice and her alleged extramarital affair that ended the American … Read more

Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Bohemian Rhapsody

A Kind Of Magic Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Bohemian Rhapsody A Kind Of Magic Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Bohemian Rhapsody WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the November 2018 issue (90) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital … Read more

Matthias Königswieser / Christopher Robin

Nature On Film Matthias Königswieser / Christopher Robin Nature On Film Matthias Königswieser / Christopher Robin “Before I started on the production, I knew in the back of my mind that film was the only way to show off the natural beauty of the enchanted forest,” says DP Matthias Königswieser, about his decision to mix … Read more

Chayse Irvin CSC / BlacKkKlansman

Emotional Emulsions Chayse Irvin CSC / BlacKkKlansman Emotional Emulsions Chayse Irvin CSC / BlacKkKlansman WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the September 2018 issue (89) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, or a year’s all-inclusive … Read more

Charlotte Bruus Christensen DFF / A Quiet Place

Shhh!! Charlotte Bruus Christensen DFF / A Quiet Place Shhh!! Charlotte Bruus Christensen DFF / A Quiet Place Shot on Kodak 35mm, the suspenseful horror feature A Quiet Place  earned fearsome acclaim worldwide when it released in April 2018, and has since put in a frighteningly good performance at the global box office too. Following … Read more

Rob Hardy BSC / Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Top Gun Rob Hardy BSC / Mission: Impossible – Fallout Top Gun Rob Hardy BSC / Mission: Impossible – Fallout Your mission… Rob Hardy BSC… should you choose to accept it… is to spend the next year and a bit, shooting the most highly-anticipated action movie of 2018, starring Tom Cruise, who will perform nerve-jangling … Read more

Ed Lachman ASC / Wonderstruck

Spellbinding Ed Lachman ASC / Wonderstruck Spellbinding Ed Lachman ASC / Wonderstruck “For character-driven stories, I still prefer to shoot on film. Frame-by-frame there is more life and depth to the image, than in one that is pixel-fixed on the single plane of a digital sensor. To my eyes there is something anthropomorphic to film … Read more

Janusz Kaminski ASC / The Post

Truth Will Out Janusz Kaminski ASC / The Post Truth Will Out Janusz Kaminski ASC / The Post It wouldn’t have been awards season without Steven Spielberg somewhere in the mix, and his most recent movie The Post, shot on Kodak 35mm film by Janusz Kaminski ASC, was every inch a contender. The production was … Read more