Denis Lenoir ( Monsieur Hire, Demonlover)
Darius Khondji (se7en, City of Lost Children) Just realized I haven’t seen more recent stuff from him…
What, no mention for Sacha Vierny!?!?!?
Prieto, Luzbeki, Doyle and Sven Nykvist who died last year but he deserves a mention… that dude worked with Bergman AND Tarkovsky.
How about Nestor Almendros—for Days of Heaven? I enjoyed his work in it.
Nestor Almendros passed away a few years back; trust me, he and Nykvist would have been on my list.
Lee Ping Bin (cinematographer of almost all films by Hou Hsiao Hsien)
Adriano Goldman – Sin Nombre – absolutely beautiful work. Of course, the mountains and jungles of Central America lend themselves well to photography, but still, very impressive.
Robert Richardson (JFK, Aviator, Kill Bill) This is a frikkin’ genius.
Definitely Lance Acord. The guy has an incredible eye and very classic tastes when it comes to lighting.
I’m rather enjoying Anthony Dod Mantle’s work
strange no one mentioned road to perdition
They’re all probably Polish. Man, I wish I went to Lodz.
Deakins would get a nomination for Jesse James alone
Doyle for everything Wong Kar Wai has done
Gábor Medvigy for Satantango.
I’m trying to keep this ‘modern.’
Gabor Medvigy and Benot debie
Totally with Roger Deakins.
And Robert Elswit.
And Frederick Elmes.
Ellen Kuras (Eternal Sunshine).
Obviously Roger Deakins would be high up on that list.
Dante Spinotti, but mostly just for LA Confidential.
But really it’s gotta be Robert Richardson, the man is a genius. I mean, Kill Bill, Platoon, Inglourious Basterds, JFK, The Aviator, he’s incredible.
Fred Kelemen for Bela tarr and Sacha Vierny for Greenaway…
He uses the alias Peter Andrews, but Steven Soderbergh is an amazing cinematographer. His work on Traffic, Che, Solaris, The Girlfriend Experience, and The Good German is outstanding.
Maybe not as ‘modern’ — but I love Robby Mueller. I believe he is still working. I love Wings of Desire, Dead Man, and Paris, Texas especially.
Robert D. Yeoman
any that woody allen seeks out to work with are usually top notch