I came up through the ranks working for 10 years as a camera assistant under distinguished cinematographers like Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki, Janusz Kaminski, Rodrigo Prieto, Mikhail Krichman, David Devlin and many more.
Working on films such as Iñarritu’s BIUTIFUL and NIKE: WRITE THE FUTURE, Soderbergh’s GUERRILLA, Almodovar’s BROKEN HUGS, Mangold’s KNIGHT AND DAY or Sheridan’s THE SECRET SCRIPTURE and TV Series such as PENNY DREADFUL and VIKINGS allowed me to learn the craft of film making from some of the best cinematographers in the world.
Nurturing my craft early on with an education in Still Photography and Arts and mentored by the great cinematographers I have worked with, I like to think that I bring passion, boldness, and elegance to all projects.
Thanks to Chivo’s way of understanding natural life and to Janusz Kaminski’s creativity, who showed me that narrative and light is all about emotions and personal choices, I started to create a characteristic way of looking at life.
Experimenting within the limits of images, my graphical work has been recognised with awards around the world, such as the Best Cinematography Award by the AEC (Spanish Society of Cinematographers) and the Best Cinematography Award in Huetor Vega Film Festival for STRINGLESS.
I also received the Cinematic Achievement Award from the THESS FILM FESTIVAL in Greece and I was nominated in the Best Cinematography category at the Greenville International Film Festival in the USA for THERE IS NO GOODBYE.
As a cinematographer, I strive to connect with each given audience on a poetic and emotional basis through my use of light, colours and framing.
When I am not shooting, I love taking photos in different cities around the world with my babies, my Leica M6, her sister the M8 and an old Rolleiflex 6×6.
Currently, I am obsessed with nights and how light interacts with the urban landscape!
I cannot tell how much I love experimenting with different formats and aesthetics, something that I like translating to the projects I shoot.
I am also an Associate Member of the Society Of Camera Operators (SOC) since December, 2015.
Thanks for coming here and enjoying my work!
Miguel Angel – 2018