The Poet of Light - The lights and colours of Vittorio Storaro
"I feel as if I am a writer too. Some people write with words, brushes, chisels and I write with light. I probably chose this path because of my dad, who worked as a projectionist, and who dreamed in all his life about becoming the creator of the projected images" says the three-time Oscar winner cinematographer, Vittorio Storaro, who has become an icon of film history as the co-creator with filmmakers such as Bertolucci, Carlos Saura, Warren Beatty or Woody Allen. Francis Ford Coppola once allegedly claimed that he's the person who would not get muddy even after falling into a puddle in a white suit. But we like him for more than his elegance. Vittorio Storaro is one of the best cinematographers in the world. And last but not least, he's a kind of philosopher of light who puts into words what he knows about the light, the colors, the harmony of the picture.