Javier Salmones got his start on the set of sports documentaries like "Imagenes del deporte #78", and has since became a leading cinematographer and director of photography in Spanish television and cinema. Salmones, who studied communications at the University Complutense, spent the '80s working on films like "El vivo retrato", a sci-fi thriller about genetic experimentation, and the drug-buddy comedy "Going Down in Morocco". After working on a string of successful films, including the poignant family drama "Thanks for the Tip", Salmones joined the production crew of "Twice Upon a Yesterday", a time-travel comedy about an unemployed actor and the girlfriend he let get away. The early 2000s proved pivotal for Salmones; he earned a second Goya nomination for his work on "Butterfly Tongues", a coming-of-age tale set in pre-Fascist Spain, and worked on the gruesome horror film "Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt", based on the true story of a 19th-century Spanish serial killer. In '06 Salmones met director Antonio Hernández on the set of "The Borgias", which chronicled the bloody rise to power of the infamous Italian-Spanish family; the pair have since worked together on numerous TV miniseries, including the toreador drama "Paquirri" and also "Sofía", a dramatization of the life and marriage of Spain's Queen Sofía.