Famed cinematographer Harris Savides passed away today. He was 55 years old.
While Savides might not have been a household name, odds are that you’ve seen his work firsthand over the past decade and a half. The cinematographer, who frequently worked with filmmaker Gus Van Sant, also worked alongside Woody Allen, David Fincher and Sofia Coppola.
Savides began his career in Paris and Milan, where he shot fashion spreads before moving into directing music videos. In 1997, he worked with David Fincher on The Game and his Hollywood career soon took off. From there, he assisted on films such as Zodiac, Margot at the Wedding, Elephant and Milk. His last feature, Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, is due out sometime next year.
No word yet on the cause of Mr. Savides’ untimely passing, but our condolences go out to his family and friends.