Everything can be transformed, deformed, and obliterated by light. Its flexibility is precisely the same as the suppleness of the brush.
Man Ray (From La Photographie N’est Pas L’Art, 1937)
I came to love the moment when you had decided the set-up with the director, and you’d be left alone in the set with your gaffer and your sparks and your lights to create the scene – like a painter in his studio.
Douglas Slocombe (From “Visual Style” by Wandering Gio, 2015)
A cinematographer has to design and write a story, starting at the beginning, through the evolution, to the end. That’s why I consider my profession is as a writer of light.
Vittorio Storaro (From “Visual Style” by Wandering Gio, 2015) ...