Edward Lachman (born March 31, 1948) is an American cinematographer and director. Lachman is mostly associated with the American independent film movement, 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 directorial debut, The Virgin Suicides (1999), Robert Altman's last picture A Prairie Home Companion (2006), and Todd Solondz's Life During Wartime (2009). He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers.
Lachman in 2009
|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, Lachman 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 the duo's album Random Access Memories.
Life and education
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.
|1977||La Soufrière||Werner Herzog|
|1980||Lightning Over Water||Wim Wenders
|1982||Say Amen, Somebody||George T. Nierenberg|
|Report from Hollywood||Himself|
|1984||In Our Hands||Robert Richter
|1985||Ornette: Made in America||Shirley Clarke|
|The Look||Robert Guralnick|
|I Played It for You||Ronee Blakley|
|1986||Mother Teresa||Ann Petrie
|1987||Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll||Taylor Hackford|
|1989||Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt||Rob Epstein
|1991||Soldiers of Music||Bob Eisenhardt
|1993||Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey||Steven M. Martin|
|2013||Six by Sondheim||Todd Haynes||Segment: "I'm Still Here"|
|2014||Cathedrals of Culture||Robert Redford||Segment: "The Salk Institute"|
|2015||Don't Blink – Robert Frank||Laura Israel|
|2010||In the Hearts of Africa||Himself|
|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
|1985||R.A.B.L.||Patrice M. Regnier|
|2006||The Music of Regret||Laurie Simmons|
|2008||Life for a Child||Himself|
|1986||The Little Sister||Jan Egleson||Television film|
|1987||A Gathering of Old Men||Volker Schlöndorff||Television film|
|1988||Karajan in Salzburg||Deborah Dickson||Television special|
|1989||Imagining America||Himself||Television film|
Segment: "Get Your Kicks on Route 66"
|1990||Red Hot + Blue||Television film|
Segment: "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye"
|1993||TriBeCa||Michael Dinner||Episode: "The Box"|
|Horse Opera||Bob Baldwin||Television film|
|2011||Mildred Pierce||Todd Haynes||Miniseries; 5 episodes|
- "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". The Los Angeles Times.
- Times of Israel: "The tribe at the Oscars, 2016" by Nate Bloom February 25, 2016
- Internet Encyclopedia of Cinematographers: Edward Lachman
- 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.