5. Ida – Ryszard Lenczewski, Lukasz Zal
For a striking, concise, exquisitely composed film (in Academy ratio).
4. The Immigrant – Darius Khondji
For rendering classical images even more monumental and painterly than the works that inspired them.
3. Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Emmanuel Lubezki
For lighting the hallways of the St. James Theatre with such authenticity. He's cinema's most reliable musketeer.
2. Listen Up Philip – Sean Price Williams
For making everything (and everyone) seem so celestially out of place through saturated colors and 16mm film.
1. Under the Skin – Daniel Landin
For otherworldly illustrations that somehow seem all too real. As I walked out of the cinema, I became instinctively frightened by the visual of every crowd I saw.
Runner Up: Mr Turner – Dick Pope
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