Top 30 Cinematographers

As you can read in my film philosophy, I value aesthetics in film. As a result, I always note a film’s director of photography (cinematography). Below are my 30 favorite cinematographers, and a list of my favorite films from each. Please feel free to check back on this list as it will be updated with changes periodically:

1. Emmanuel Lubezki

2. Christopher Doyle

paranoid park

3. John Alton

reign of terror

4. Agnès Godard

5. Robby Müller

wrong move

6. Roger Deakins

village

7. Sven Nykvist

winter

8. Lee Ping-bin

three times

9. Bert Glennon

10. Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein

woyzeck

11. Alwin Kuchler

sunshine

12. Steven Soderbergh

13. Tim Orr

undertow

14. Robert Elswit

there will be blood

15. Nicholas Musuraca

16. Eric Gautier

summer

17. Bruce Surtees

sudden impact3

18. Vilmos Zsigmond

mccabe

19. Russell Boyd

20. Peter Zeitlinger

21. Marcel Zyskind

mighty

22. Harris Savides

23. Gunnar Fischer

24. Robert Burks

wrong man

25. Slawomir Idziak

blue

26. Nicolas Roeg

walkabout

27. Thomas Mauch

stroszek

28. Joseph H. August

29. Rudolph Maté

Vampyr

30. Ernest Palmer

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