Eric Alan Edwards

Director of photography, Still photographer, Teacher
This cinematographer is best-known for his association with childhood friend writer and director Gus Van Sant, though in recent years he has successfully worked with other directors as well. His work is best described ... Read more »
Born: 08/09/1953 in Portland, Oregon, USA

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (42)

Life of Crime 2014 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Delivery Man 2013 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Lovelace 2013 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Welcome to Me 2013 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Virginia 2012 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Wanderlust 2012 (Movie)

(Additional Photography) (Director of Photography)

The Change-Up 2011 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Fragments 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Love Happens 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Management 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

First Snow 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Knocked Up 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Break-Up 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

How to Deal 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Slaughter Rule 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Catch the Sun 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Crossroads 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Amy and Isabelle 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Debtors 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Another Day in Paradise 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Clay Pigeons 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Cop Land 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Flirting With Disaster 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Kids 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

To Die For 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Garden of Eden 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Gift 1993 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Look of the Year 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Camera Operator

America's Missing Children 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Camera

American Taboo 1991 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Moving Mountains 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Photography

My Own Private Idaho 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Love at Large 1990 (Movie)

(Camera Assistant)

Drugstore Cowboy 1989 (Movie)

director of photography 2nd unit (Director of Photography)

Mala Noche 1989 (Movie)

(Photography)

The Journey 1987 (Movie)

stills(Portland, Oregon) (Photography)

Last Night at the Alamo 1984 (Movie)

stills (Photography)

Last Night at the Alamo 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Property 1977 (Movie)

(Lighting)

Property 1977 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)
Editor (1)

Winter in the Blood 2014 (Movie)

Consulting Editor (Editor)
Actor (1)

Last Night at the Alamo 1984 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)
Other (1)

Moonwalker 1988 (Movie)

claymation production assistant("Speed Demon") (Production Assistant)

Biography

This cinematographer is best-known for his association with childhood friend writer and director Gus Van Sant, though in recent years he has successfully worked with other directors as well. His work is best described as "atmospheric", ranging from the dreamy, almost painterly landscapes of Van Sant's "My Own Private Idaho" (1991) and "To Die For" (1995) to the gritty photojournalistic style of Larry Clark's "Kids" (also 1995). Edwards and Van Sant began working together in high school, shooting the drama "The Happy Organ" and both attended the Rhode Island School of Design.

Relationships

Thomas William Edwards

Father

Nancy Naomi Edwards

Mother

EDUCATION

Catlin Gabel School

Portland , Oregon
private, progressive high school; first met Gus Van Sant

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence , Rhode Island 1975

Milestones

1991

Was director of photography on Van Sant's "My Own Private Idaho"

1989

Served as second unit photographer on Van Sant's "Drugstore Cowboy"

1985

First feature collaboration with Van Sant, "Mala Noche"; shot additional photography

1979

First feature credit (cinematography and lighting), "Property", directed by Penny Allen

First collaborated with Gus Van Sant on high school film, "The Happy Organ"

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