What comes up into our mind when we think about visual artists? Photographers? Painters? Digital artists?
What about cinematographers?
They are responsible for the image in the movie production, and films are one of the greatest visual influences of the modern times.
The name of Emmanuel Lubezki should have become a common noun. He has been nominated for the Academy Awards 8 times, and won it 3 times for Gravity,
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
and The Revenant. By the way, he is the only one person to win three awards annually in a row.
Lubezki has worked with many guru of the movie world such as Martin Scorsese, Joel and Ethan Coen, Terrence Malick, Alfonso Cuarón, and Alejandro González Iñárritu.
He is famous for long takes, close-ups, and wonderful usage of light.
He flatter not only the actors, but the movie itself, the type of the storytelling it uses.
A better glimpse at his style we can get from this video, made out of variety movies, where Lubezki was a cinematographer.
Best description of his cinematography style is inspiring and deep. But to gain better understanding of Emmanuel Lubezki vision, we suggest watching this compelling video.
If you are looking for the daily dose of visual inspiration with a meaning, check Emmanuel Lubezki movies. For the philosophical and slide one, turn to Terrence Malick ones; we are sure you will enjoy them.