Edward Lachman (born March 31, 1948) is an American cinematographer and director. He has primarily worked in independent film, and has served as director of photography on films by Todd Haynes (including Far from Heaven in 2002 and Carol in 2015, both of which earned Lachman Oscar nominations), Ulrich Seidl, Wim Wenders, Steven Soderbergh and Paul Schrader. His other work includes Werner Herzog's La Soufrière (1977), Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides (1999), Robert Altman's final film A Prairie Home Companion (2006), and Todd Solondz's Life During Wartime (2009). He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers.
|Born||March 31, 1948|
Morristown, New Jersey, U.S.
|Other names||Ed Lachman|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
University of Tours
In 1989, Lachman co-directed a segment of the anthology film Imagining America. In 2002, he co-directed the controversial Ken Park with Larry Clark. In 2013, Lachman produced a series of videos in collaboration with French electronic duo Daft Punk, for their album Random Access Memories.
Early life, education and family edit
Lachman was born to a Jewish family in Morristown, New Jersey, the son of Rosabel (Roth) and Edward Lachman, a movie theater distributor and owner. He attended Harvard University and studied in France at the University of Tours before pursuing a BFA in painting at Ohio University. He has a daughter, Bella Lachman (b. 2005) who lives in Amsterdam.
Feature film edit
Documentary films edit
|1977||La Soufrière||Werner Herzog|
|1980||Lightning Over Water||Wim Wenders, Nicholas Ray|
|1982||Say Amen, Somebody||George T. Nierenberg|
|Report from Hollywood||Himself|
|1984||In Our Hands||Robert Richter, Stanley Warnow|
|1985||Ornette: Made in America||Shirley Clarke|
|The Look||Robert Guralnick|
|I Played It for You||Ronee Blakley|
|1986||Mother Teresa||Ann Petrie, Jeanette Petrie|
|1987||Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll||Taylor Hackford|
|1989||Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt||Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman|
|1991||Soldiers of Music||Bob Eisenhardt, Susan Froemke, Albert Maysles|
|1993||Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey||Steven M. Martin|
|2010||In the Hearts of Africa||Himself|
|2013||Six by Sondheim||Todd Haynes (4)||Segment: "I'm Still Here"|
|2014||Cathedrals of Culture||Robert Redford||Segment: "The Salk Institute"|
|2015||Don't Blink – Robert Frank||Laura Israel|
|2021||The Velvet Underground||Todd Haynes (8)|
Short films edit
|1978||Wings of Ash: A Dramatization of the Life of Antonin Artaud||Marcus Reichert|
|1982||Split Cherry Tree||Andrei Konchalovsky|
|1983||Spaces: The Architecture of Paul Rudolph||Bob Eisenhardt|
|1984||The Last Trip to Harrisburg||Brummbaer, Udo Kier and Himself|
|1985||R.A.B.L.||Patrice M. Regnier|
|2006||The Music of Regret||Laurie Simmons|
|2008||Life for a Child||Himself|
|1988||Karajan in Salzburg||Deborah Dickson, Susan Froemke||TV special|
|1993||TriBeCa||Michael Dinner||Episode: "The Box"|
|2011||Mildred Pierce||Todd Haynes (3)||Miniseries|
|1986||The Little Sister||Jan Egleson|
|1987||A Gathering of Old Men||Volker Schlöndorff|
|1989||Imagining America||Himself||Segment "Get Your Kicks on Route 66"|
|1990||Red Hot + Blue||Segment "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye"|
|1993||Horse Opera||Bob Baldwin|
Awards and nominations edit
|2002||Far from Heaven||Best Cinematography||Nominated|
American Society of Cinematographers
|2002||Far from Heaven||Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases||Nominated|
|2011||Mildred Pierce||Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Television||Nominated|
|2015||Carol||Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases||Nominated|
|2002||Far from Heaven||Silver Frog||Won|
|2007||I'm Not There||Bronze Frog||Won|
Independent Spirit Awards
|1986||True Stories||Best Cinematography||Won|
|2002||Far from Heaven||Won|
National Society of Film Critics
|2002||Far from Heaven||Best Cinematography||Won|
|1986||Bogotá Film Festival||Best Cinematography||El día que me quieras||Won|
|2002||Jeonju International Film Festival||Jeonju Daring Digital Award||Ken Park||Nominated|
|Valladolid International Film Festival||Golden Spike||Nominated|
|Golden Osella||Best Cinematography||Far from Heaven||Won|
|Satellite Awards||Best Cinematography||Nominated|
|2011||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series||Mildred Pierce||Nominated|
|2015||British Society of Cinematographers||Best Cinematography||Carol||Won|
|Critics' Choice Movie Awards||Best Cinematography||Nominated|
|2017||Florida Film Critics Circle||Best Cinematography||Wonderstruck||Nominated|
- "The 75th Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved September 14, 2015.
- "EDWARD LACHMAN". www.cinematographers.nl. Retrieved November 6, 2019.
- Michael Wilmington (June 7, 1989). "'Imagining America': Four Riffs on a Common Theme". Los Angeles Times.
- Bloom, Nate (February 25, 2016). "The tribe at the Oscars, 2016". Times of Israel.
- "Edward Lachman Biography (1946-)".
- Internet Encyclopedia of Cinematographers: Edward Lachman
- "Obituary 1 -- No Title". The New York Times. August 7, 1964.
- Robinson, Joanna (November 27, 2015). "Carol's Production Designer Reveals How to Achieve Cate Blanchett Chic". Vanity Fair.
- Erbland, Kate (January 25, 2016). "How I Shot That: Ed Lachman Overcomes the Usual Challenges to Lens the Audacious 'Wiener-Dog'". Indiewire.com. Retrieved April 17, 2016.