Camera, Film, & Tape
University of Munich
The Monuments Men
Shot Wim Wenders' "The Million Dollar Hotel"
Was director of photography on "Phenomenon"
Was DP on "White Dwarf" TV pilot (NBC)
Was DP for ABC TV series "Wild Palms"
Made directorial debut, "Sketch Artist"; Was first DP for director Jon Turteltaub, "Driving Me Crazy"
Worked as assistant cameraman on "The Jogger"
Moved to the USA to work as a photojournalist
Moved to L.A. at suggestion of cousin John Cassavetes
Born in Greece
Family moved to Germany
Shot cover photographs for Stern, Bunte and Paris Match
Debut work as director of photography, the Cassavetes short "Cold Chicken"
"It helps to have other eyes around you -- people who love their jobs, and can bring different elements to your attention. On 'Phenomenon' I had a great crew that was 100 percent committed." --Phedon Papamichael in American Cinematographer, July 1996.
"The most important achievement for a cinematographer is to find the appropriate language for the script, rather than imposing your own style on the story. You have to let the story dictate the style." --Phedon Papamichael in American Cinematographer, July 1996.