Director of Photography
Eibar (Spain), 1948. After obtaining his Diploma in Optics, he moved to Madrid to join the Official School of Journalism. He worked in several newspapers, but his interest in cinema led him to study in the Official School of Cinematography, where he specialised in camera and lighting, graduating in 1973. He has work as a Cinematographer in films directed by Imanol Uribe, Julio Medem, Montxo Armendariz, Fernando Trueba or Pedro Almodóvar. He gained international acknowledgement with his work in The Others (2001) and Mar adentro (2004), both directed by Alejandro Amenabar. Outside Spain, is well-known for his work in various films, such as Los fantasma de Goya (2006), by Milos Forman; Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) and Blue Jasmine (2013), by Woody Allen or The Road (2009), by John Hillcoat, based in the novel written by Cormac McCarthy. He also has signed the following titles as a Cinematographer: New Moon (Chris Weitz, 2009) and Eclipse (David Slade, 2010) from the Twilight Saga, Poltergeist (Gil Kenan, 2015) and Thor: Ragnarok (Taika Waititi, 2017). He won the Spanish National Photography Award in 2004 and has been awarded with many Goya prizes.
Interview: Jesús Angulo
Born in Campo de Criptana (1953) he is one of the founders of Nosferatu magazine, in which we writes regularly. He also colaborates with Cimán Cuadernos de Cine. He is the author or co-author of some books about, among others, Javier Aguirresarobe, Juanma Bajo Ulloa, Mariví Bilbao, José Luis Borau, Álex de la Iglesia, Ana Díez, Antxon Eceiza, Fernando Fernán-Gómez, Julio Medem, Antonio Mercero, Pedro Olea, Elías Querejeta, Arturo Ripstein, Enrique Urbizu, Imanol Uribe or Julio Verne. He also writes many articles related to cinema.