Tom Richmond has died
Tom Richmond, a cinematographer who worked on the films “Stand and Deliver,” “Killing Zoe,” “Little Odessa,” “Slums of Beverly Hills,” and “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” has died. He was 72.
He passed away in New York City
Tom Richmond passed away on Friday in New York City, according to Anthony Jannelli, who is in charge of cinematography at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (Richmond also taught at NYU). The cause of death was not immediately known.
He is a director of photography for nearly 40 films
Along with these films, Richmond also directed Todd Solondz’s “Palindromes,” “Scott Silver’s Johns,” Rob Zombie’s “House of 1,000 Corpses,” and Keenan Ivory Wayans’ “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka.” Nearly 40 films have Tom Richmond as their director of photography (2004).
Tom Richmond won the best cinematography prize
In 2006, he won the best cinematography prize at Sundance for his work on the drama Right at Your Door. It dealt with a terrorist strike using a chemical weapon.
He was nominated for Spirit Awards
Tom Richmond was nominated for Spirit Awards for his work on the Edward James Olmos breakout film “Stand & Deliver”. It was directed by Ramon Menendez and featured Tim Roth in the crime drama “Little Odessa”.
Richmond “had the air of a juvenile skateboarder; he was an older man. He referred to himself as the Keith Richards of photography at one point. And in a sense, that’s exactly what he was,” Peretz remarked on Facebook.
“He taught me not only so much about photography but also about character and story. He never wanted the photography to upstage the character, even if it undermined his ability to grab the limelight and promote himself.”
Thomas Julian Richmond, who was born in Bronxville, New York, in 1950, graduated from Harvard University with a degree in photography.
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