Professional life

Sven Nykvist
by Henri Colomer, director

Sven Nykvist

I trained with Nykvist after graduating from IDHEC. His simplicity and his wisdom were heartbreaking; everything was related with him, and he was poles apart from the histrionics of filmmaking, passing on his knowledge without affectation nor ulterior motive.

Sven Nykvist by Woody Allen

Sven Nykvist

« I was greatly saddened to hear that Sven Nykvist died. He was a brilliant photographer and a wonderful man. My whole young adulthood was full of dazzling cinematic images that he was responsible for. It was an honor to have worked with him and a treat to have spent time in his company. »

Sven Nykvist
by Philippe Houdart, cameraman, AFCF

Sven Nykvist

My intention is not, via this short text, to pay a tribute to Nykvist’s artistic and technical qualities, as they have been, in the past decades, internationally recognized and analyzed by specialists much more qualified than I am; I simply wish to touch on those exceptional human qualities of his that would transform any encounter with him into unforgettable memories.

Guy Green
by Marc Salomon

Guy Green

The English director and cinematographer Guy Green died on September 15th 2005 in Beverly Hills, shortly before his 92nd birthday.

(Marc Salomon is AFC consultant member)