Widely considered to be the greatest cinematographer of all times, Sven Nykvist, nicknamed ‘The Master Of Light’ collaborated with some legendary directors like Ingmar Bergman, Andrei Tarkovskij, Woody Allen, Louis Malle, Philip Kaufman, Roman Polanski and many others. He wrote the book Vordnad For Ljuset (Reverence Of Light), in which he describes the central role played by light in movies. He won two Academy Awards for Best Cinematography.
Here’s a few of his best works:
The Virgin Spring (Bergman, 1960), Through A Glass Darkly (Bergman, 1961), Winter Lights (Bergman, 1963), The Silence (Bergman, 1963), Persona (Begman, 1966), Hour Of The Wolf (Bergman, 1968), Cries & Whispers (Bergman, 1972), Black Moon (Malle, 1975), The Tenant (Polanski, 1976), Pretty Baby (Malle, 1978), Autumn Sonata (Bergman, 1978), The Postman Always Rings Twice (Rafelson, 1981), Fanny & Alexander (Bergman, 1982), The Sacrifice (Tarkovskij, 1986), The Unbearable Lightness Of Being (Kaufman, 1988), What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (Hallstrom, 1993).