Paul Cameron, ASC’s visually groundbreaking work on feature films has helped shape the craft of cinematography in the 21st century.
Adding to his remarkable body of work, Cameron lensed director Lisa Joy’s epic thriller Reminiscence, starring Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson, set for release August 20, 2021.
This summer, Cameron will return once again to HBO’s critically acclaimed series Westworld to direct the fourth episode of the fourth season. For the show’s third season, he shot only the first episode of season three, “Parce Domine”, with director Jonathan Nolan, earning a 2020 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (one hour). He then put down the camera to direct “The Mother of Exiles”, the season’s fourth episode. Cameron set the look for the dystopian show on the pilot, which he shot on 35mm film for Jonathan Nolan, earning a 2017 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series and a 2017 ASC Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in a TV, Movie, Miniseries or Pilot.
Previously, he shot the thriller 21 Bridges for director Brian Kirk, following one cop’s quest for redemption, and the action thriller The Commuter for director Jaume Collet-Serra, with Liam Neeson starring. Cameron spent the larger part of 2015 shooting Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales on location in Australia.
Collaborations with accomplished directors include: Tony Scott (Man on Fire, Déjà Vu), Michael Mann (Collateral), Neils Arden Oplev (Dead Man Down), Len Wiseman (Total Recall), and Dominic Sena (Swordfish, Gone in Sixty Seconds) among others.
His cinematography for director Michael Mann’s Collateral confirmed the capabilities of the stillyoung digital medium, immortalized as one of the first major studio films to embrace digital cinematography. The film earned Cameron a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award and the Los Angeles Critics Award for Best Cinematography.
In 2003, his masterful lensing caught the eye of the Clio and AICP awards. His photography on the BMW featurette “Beat the Devil” with director Scott took top cinematography honors at both events and is now part of the NYC Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. He won another Clio in 2008 for the VW Golf Night Drive spot with director Noam Murro – his third Clio to date.
Cameron currently resides in Los Angeles. He is represented by DDA.