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Ed Lachman

ASC Cinematographer, Film

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Ed Lachman

ASC Cinematographer, Film

Ed Lachman, ASC, was raised in a family that spans the history of cinema. His grandfather operated vaudeville houses that transitioned into movie theatres. His father was a motion picture exhibitor in New Jersey. Lachman studied art in France, where he developed a taste for New Wave films. He earned his BFA in Film Production from Ohio University in 1971. 

His feature credits include Ken Park, Erin Brockovich, The Virgin Suicides, The Limey, Selena, Less Than Zero, Desperately Seeking Susan and The Lords of Flatbush. He is a three-time Independent Spirit Award nominee for True Stories, Light Sleeper, and Far From Heaven. This is Lachman’s first Academy Award nomination. The film, directed by Todd Haynes, earned the Silver Frog Award at the Camerimage International Festival of Cinematography, and a special jury prize for Outstanding Individual Contribution at the Venice Film Festival.

For a full list of works, see his IMDb page:

Educational Background:

BFA in Film Production, 1971