Thursday, 21 June 2007
Recordando a Néstor Almendros
Uno de los más prestigiosos directores de fotografía de cine y representante artístico de la Nueva Ola del cine francés. Su obra sobrevive en películas que hoy ya empiezan a tener ese aire de lo clásico e imperecedero.
Nestor Almendros was a superb director of photography who imparted his vision of beauty to a handful of contemporary movie productions, in America and Europe. He grew up in Cuba, having been born in Barcelona of Catalonian parents. His imprint in the Nouvelle Vague, in France, made him a necessary photographer for many great film directors.
Sadly, he died in March 1992.
This portrait was taken in the lobby of the Castro Theatre, the fabulous cinema house in San Francisco, during the premiere of his documentary "Improper Conduct", where he denounced Fidel Castro's treatment of gays in Cuba.
Néstor Almendros, San Francisco, Calif. 1984