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Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten.

Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten.

You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.

You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.

There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.

There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.

Contrast is what makes photography interesting. ---->>>

Photography is a very important part of my life. ---->>>

Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities... much more so than music or language.

Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities... much more so than music or language.

I saw Tequila Sunrise as a romantic picture with complex, bigger than life characters.

I saw Tequila Sunrise as a romantic picture with complex, bigger than life characters.

Manipulating shadows and tonality is like writing music or a poem. ---->>>

Painting and writing are solitary arts. ---->>>

I realize that every picture isn't a work of art. ---->>>

Every once in a while, when the audience is expecting to see one thing, you have to show them something else. ---->>>

That's why I like fast film. It gives you more freedom to light more naturally. ---->>>

I was very happy sitting alone at a dining room table, writing a script. ---->>>

My peers say I have made a difference. That means more to me than winning an Oscar. ---->>>

Every cinematographer I worked with had his own way of solving problems. ---->>>

It's important to know that if you are dealing with shadows. ---->>>

The audience has to understand that if the film is going to have any meaning for them. If they are going to empathize with the characters, they have to visualize the process of concentration involved in making every move. ---->>>

There are infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors... it's an extraordinarily subtle language. Figuring out how to speak that language is a lifetime job. ---->>>

I think one of the reasons people quit is because they're afraid they won't be able to get better and better; that they have to come to a zenith of some kind. ---->>>

It is also difficult to articulate the subtleties in cinema, because there aren't words or metaphors which describe many of the emotions you are attempting to evoke. ---->>>

It was 100 feet of 16 mm black-and-white film of a car coming to a stop sign, and driving off. I had to decide how to frame and light it. It was magic. There was a sense of mystery.

It was 100 feet of 16 mm black-and-white film of a car coming to a stop sign, and driving off. I had to decide how to frame and light it. It was magic. There was a sense of mystery.

With today's fast films, you can light the way your eye sees the scene. You can abuse the film and create subtleties in contrast with light and exposure, diffusion and filters. That's what makes it an art. ---->>>

Billions of people have seen and been influenced by movies in the short history of this industry. ---->>>

But at heart, I am more than a cinematographer. ---->>>

I can still recall the thrill of shooting my first film. ---->>>

I don't think of myself as a director or writer. I think of myself as a filmmaker. ---->>>

In aptitude tests, I scored highest in music. ---->>>

My first semester, I got a D in creative writing. ---->>>

The closer the source of light is to a subject, the broader the beams are. ---->>>

I suppose I would still be a communicator, maybe a musician. ---->>>

The sun is the most parallel light source because it is so far away. ---->>>

You have to understand the nature of light. ---->>>

But you know you haven't done it all because you know everything keeps evolving and changing; and you know you can evolve with it if you grow and develop as a human being. ---->>>

I knew exactly how I wanted it to play, but you are never sure until you watch the projected images reflect off the screen. That's when you know it worked. ---->>>

I hope I'm still shooting when I'm 80. ---->>>

I want to tell a story and shape it all the way through to the end. ---->>>

It took a while for me to grasp that my colleagues believe I have made an impact on the history of cinema. ---->>>

There are a lot of directors who are knowledgeable about images, and others who aren't. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 06-21, 1926
Birthplace: Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Die: 01-04, 2003
Occupation: Artist
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Conrad Lafcadio Hall, ASC (June 21, 1926 – January 6, 2003) was an American cinematographer from Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia. Named after writers Joseph Conrad and Lafcadio Hearn, he was best known for photographing films such as In Cold Blood, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, American Beauty, and Road to Perdition (wikipedia)