2011 Cinematographer of the Year
Kris Kachikis, Los Angeles
Credits include music videos (Elvis Costello, Eminem, Sean Lennon) and commercials for such clients as Levis, Pepsi, MasterCard and Motorola. Kachikis is known for his use of natural light photography. Among his film and documentary work are Chocolate Tour, directed by Spike Jonze and Steely Dan in Concert. Kachikis graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1990 with a degree in Radio, Television and Film and English-Creative Writing. He is represented in Los Angeles by Dattner Dispoto and Associates. See examples of his work .
2011 Photographer of the Year
Adam Hinton, London
At age 18, Hinton bought professional level equipment and launched a career that also honors his interest in politics. “Studying photojournalism in the ‘80s enabled me to articulate my feelings, beliefs and values into a visual medium that I could communicate to others. I would take photos at all the demonstrations I went to. I hoped, and still do, that my images could portray something of the way we live today, how each action has a reaction, that nothing is without cause or response.” Hinton’s recent work includes a Nike 2012 Campaign working for Wieden + Kennedy; a San Miguel, Spain, shoot for Saatchi & Saatchi, and Ladies Day at Ascot. His clients include British Airways, BBC, BMW, Coca–Cola, and Sony. He is represented by Wyatt-Clarke & Jones, London. See his work. Watch an Interview with Hinton. link to http://www.mobiusawards.com/index.asp JOHN
2010 Cinematographer of the Year
Franz Lustig, Berlin and Los Angeles: “I just think film has more value and transmits more emotion.” Lustig earned a master’s degree in cinematography at the Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg. His awards list includes Best European Cinematographer 2005 for his second feature film, “Don’t Come Knocking.” The film was shot in Montana, Nevada and Utah in 36 days on 35mm film with anamorphic formatting. See his work.
2010 Photographer of the Year
Erwin Olaf: Photography is “a combination of technical skills, fantasy and a little bit of undefined emotion.” Amsterdam resident Olaf has been drawn to staged photography and developed an interest in carbon printing. See his work.