Edward Lachman - Details


ED LACHMAN, A.S.C. collaborated with director Steven Soderbergh on the hit film Erin Brockovich (2000) starring Julia Roberts, and with Sofia Coppola on her acclaimed directorial debut, Virgin Suicides, The (1999)

Lachman began his career working with three of the world's greatest cinematographers: Sven Nykvist, Vittorio Storaro and Robby Müller. He went on to earn international recognition for his work as director of photography on films crafted by such European masters as Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders, Jean-Luc Godard and Bernardo Bertolucci.

Lachman has photographed three films for director Gregory Nava Selena (1997), My Family (1995) and Why do Fools Fall in Love? (1998); two films each for Paul Schrader Light Sleeper (1991), for which he received an IFP nomination for cinematography, and Touch (1997)) and Susan Seidelman Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) and Making Mr. Right (1987)

Lachman's additional film credits include Soderbergh's Limey, The (1999) Mississippi Masala (1991) Less Than Zero (1987), My New Gun (1992), London Kills Me (1991), Lords of Flatbush, The (1974) and David Byrne's True Stories (1986) for which he also received an IFP nomination for cinematography.

A veteran of many acclaimed documentaries, Lachman shot George Nierenberg's "Say Amen, Somebody," Jerome Gray's "Strippers" and Shirley Clarke's "Ornette: Made in America." For Wim Wenders, he lensed the moving tribute to Nicholas Ray, "Lightning Over Water," as well as "Tokyo-Ga."

Born in Morristown, New Jersey, Lachman graduated from Harvard and Ohio University.