Working with some of America’s most challenging directors, such as Van Sant, Fincher, and Baumbach, Harris Savides created a diverse palette of provocative images. Defying any one style, what always struck me about Savides’ work was his unique ability to get at the psychology of a character with an entirely fresh use of lighting, composition, or framing. No amount of hyperbole can sum up how important Savides’ cinematography has been to American movies. He passed away today at 55-years-old. Far too young. An immense lose for all of us.
Click below for a few more of Savides’ great pictures: