Piotr Sobociński (Polish pronunciation: [ˈpjɔtr sɔbɔˈt͡ɕiɲskʲi]; 3 February 1958 – 26 March 2001) was one of the most respected cinematographers ever to come from Poland, picking up where his father, legendary Polish cinematographer, Witold Sobociński, left off. He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Cinematography for Three Colours: Red in 1994.
Born in 1958, in Łódź, Poland, as a youngster, Sobociński felt led in his father’s footsteps. He studied at the National Film School in Łódź and earned his degrees in 1987.
He worked with noted Polish director, Krzysztof Kieślowski in many films, starting with The Decalogue (Dekalog) (1988) and culminating with his final film, Three Colours: Red (1994), for which Sobociński won his first award ‘The Silver Frog Award’ at Camerimage, Poland’s International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography and an Oscar nomination also in 1994. In the following year, he won the Golden Frog award for The… read more