Tuesday, September 19, 2006

"Poets of Filmlight"

Sven Nykvist, Stockholm, Sweden, 1995

copyright Piotr Jaxa - photo from the collection "Cinematographers - Poets of Filmlight"

Welcome to the first installment of a mini-series celebrating some of the world’s greatest cinematographers.

I was rooting around on the net a few weeks back when I discovered this website. It is with the kind permission of Piotr Jaxa that a few of his portraits will be presented here for your enjoyment. I have also included some selected stills highlighting the artistry of the men featured.

Fanny & Alexander, 1982

Cries and Whispers, 1972

Winter Light, 1962

Autumn Sonata, 1978

Through a Glass Darkly, 1961

4 comments:

Steve said...

Fabulous shot from Winter Light. Nykvist had an unerring eye for the transcendental in the everyday...

Jeff Duncanson said...

yes. "Winter Light" may be my favorite B&W cinematography. it's certainly on a very short list with Joe McDonald's work on "My Darling Clementine" ,and Gordon Willis on "Manhattan"

Richard Gibson said...

He was a wonderful cinematographer.

I didn't even know Nykvist had passed until I checked out the film bloggers this morning.

Thanks for posting Jeff and looking forward to the series.

Jeff Duncanson said...

It's sort of spooky that I posted this on Tuesday, and he died on Wednesday.