Dec 082013
Haskell Wexler dances on a string

— The great cinematographer is tied to actress Sandy Dennis on the set of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf; this rope “leash” is a good way to keep a constant distance between an actor and the camera. Of course this is also an amazing image of the bond between the actor & cinematographer: dance & [...]

Aug 282013

Noted cinematographer and filmmaker Haskell Wexler shot a documentary (with Mike Butler and Nel Cox) of people traveling across the US in a bus to join the March on Washington in 1963. The 12-minute excerpt below shows a succession of brief interchanges by the protesters about non-violence, group decisions and other political talk. In Washington, [...]

Jun 022013
Haskell Wexler

At 91 the legendary DP is still full of fire. I took this photo of him at Cine Gear where he received an award, and spoke for one of his causes: an end to dangerously long working hours on set. Haskell’s web site