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 in the summer of 2021. Last year, he returned to HBO’s critically acclaimed series Westworld to shoot 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.
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 lensed the pilot for Westworld and writer-director Jonathan Nolan, with the series premiering to over 3.3 million viewers. He shot the pilot on 35mm film to enhance the large-scale cinematic feel, 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.
Prior to shooting the pilot, 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 still- young digital medium, immortalized now 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.