makes his feature directorial debut with Lost Souls, after a decade as an acclaimed director of photography, most recently for Steven Spielberg
's Saving Private Ryan for which he received the Academy Award. Kaminski also won an Academy Award, as well as a BAFTA Award, for his black-and-white cinematography for Schindler's List, as well as honors from the New York and Los Angeles Film Critics. He earned his second Oscar nomination for Spielberg's Amistad and collaborated with the director on The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Other film credits include Jerry Maguire, How to Make an American Quilt, Trouble Bound, Tall Tale and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Kaminski is currently serving as Director of Photography for Steven Spielberg's A.I.
A native of Poland, Kaminski came to the United States in 1981. He studied cinematography at Columbia College in Chicago, receiving his B.A. in l987. Relocating to Los Angeles, he became a cinematography fellow at the American Film Institute, and began his professional career on the feature Fallen Angel. He also lensed two television projects: the Amblin production Class of '61 and the acclaimed cable movie Wildflower, directed by Diane Keaton.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.
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