“Light gives me a feeling of spiritual atmosphere. Light is with you – you do not have to feel you are alone .”
Sven Nykvist

“As Tarkovsky said, cinematography is painting with light. The difference between a painting and a photograph is resonance; [a photograph] goes beyond the surface of things. Why does a good pop song work? It says something you always knew but didn’t know how to say. Good cinematography is taking something obvious and expressing it more poetically to give resonance to an idea. True filmmaking is making the familiar unfamiliar, giving it the light, angle or implications it deserves.”
Christopher Doyle