VITTORIO STORARO is born in Rome, the 24th of June 1940. In l 960 he graduated as “Cinematographer” at “Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia” (Italian Film Institute).
The moment of Cinematographic inception which had so long been unconsciously dreamt about, and consciously prepared, came in l968 with “GIOVINEZZA GIOVINEZZA” directed by Franco Rossi. This was the first film that gave Storaro a way of expressing himself completely, inserting in him all the photo-graphic concepts that are uniquely his, like a digital imprint of his photographic-figurative vision.
Directors like Luigi Bazzoni, Dario Argento, Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, Fabio Carpi, Giuliano Montaldo, Salvatore Samperi, Luca Ronconi, Michael Apted, John Harrison, Alfonso Arau but mainly Bernardo Bertolucci, Francis Ford Coppola, Warren Beatty , Carlos Saura and Alfonso Arau, brought him to a deeper and deeper cinematographic, stylistic maturity, which allowed him in time to develop a more Conscious research on the expressive lighting possibilities of Images.
Storaro’s artistic expression was concentrated since the beginning on the possible use of WRITING with the LIGHT. He discovered the symbolic values of the COLOURS that it contains, dedicating himself at the study of the visualization of the fundamental ELEMENTS of LIFE.
Recently his attention is addressed toward the creative intuition symbolized by the MUSES and of the possible creative foreseen of the VISIONARY people.
Prizes and Awards
Winner of 3 Oscar Awards
Storaro received several international awards but mainly the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Los Angeles has recognized his Cinematography with three Academy Awards (OSCARS) for the films: “APOCALYPSE NOW” directed by Francis Ford Coppola, “REDS” directed by Warren Beatty and “THE LAST EMPEROR” directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.