18 great cinematographers of recent times

18 great cinematographers of recent times

The work of cinematography is essential to get the movie personality and mood by taking the artistic and technical decisions related to the image, and even if sometimes it is overlooked by the average movie viewer, all the audience perceive the sequences intention and then the cinematography achieves its purpose.

Most of the following cinematographers are in the list of The American Society of Cinematographers which has been constructed of the 50 best shot films in the past decade. Their work remain in our memories for their overwhelming visual power and emotional significance of the sequences they showed us through the camera lenses. Here they are:

Emmanuel Lubezki (Mexico, 1964)

"The Revenant" - Alejandro G. Iñárritu, 2015
"Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance" - Alejandro G. Iñárritu, 2014
"The Tree of Life" - Terrence Malick, 2011
"Children of Men" - Alfonso Cuarón, 2006

Lance Acord (United States, 1964)

"Where the Wild Things Are" - Spike Jonze, 2009
"Marie Antoinette" - Sofia Coppola, 2006
"Lost in Translation" - Sofia Coppola, 2003
"Adaptation" - Spike Jonze y Charlie Kaufman, 2002

Hoyte van Hoytema (Switzerland, 1971)

"007: Spectre" - Sam Mendes, 2015
"Interstellar" - Christopher Nolan, 2014
"Her" - Spike Jonze, 2013
"Let the right one in" - Tomas Alfredson, 2008

Robert Richardson (United States, 1955)

"The Hateful Eight" - Quentin Tarantino, 2015
"Hugo" - Martin Scorsese, 2011
"The Aviator" - Martin Scorsese, 2004
"Inglourious Basterds" - Quentin Tarantino, 2009

Christopher Doyle (Australia, 1952)

"Ashes of Time" - Wong Kar-wai, 1994
"In the Mood for Love" - Wong Kar-wai, 2000
"Hero" - Zhang Yimou, 2004
"2046" - Wong Kar-wai, 2004

Charlotte Bruus Christensen (Denmark, 1978)

"Far from the Madding Crowd" - Thomas Vinterberg, 2015
"Life" - Anton Corbijn, 2015
"Jagten" - Thomas Vinterberg, 2012
"Submarino" - Thomas Vinterberg, 2010

Anthony Dod Mantle (United Kingdom, 1955)

"127 Hours" - Danny Boyle, 2010
"Antichrist" - Lars von Trier, 2009
"Slumdog Millionaire" - Danny Boyle, 2008
"Manderlay" - Lars von Trier, 2005

Benoît Debie (Belgium)

"Love" - Gaspar Noé, 2015
"Everything Will Be Fine" - Wim Wenders, 2015
"Spring Breakers" - Harmony Korine, 2012
"Enter the Void" - Gaspar Noé, 2009

Matthew Libatique (United States, 1968)

"Ruby Sparks" - Jonathan Dayton y Valerie Faris, 2012
"Black Swan" - Darren Aronofsky, 2010
"Requiem for a Dream" - Darren Aronofsky, 2000
"π" - Darren Aronofsky, 1998

Jeff Cronenweth (United States, 1962)

"Fight Club" - David Fincher, 1999
"The Social Network" - David Fincher, 2010
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" - David Fincher, 2011
"Gone Girl" - David Fincher, 2014

The list of great cinematographers continues on the next page: