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Chloë Thomson | Cinematographer

Chloë Thomson | Cinematographer

Chloë was given her first 35mm camera when she was 16, but it wasn’t until ten years later that she took her first steps towards becoming a professional cinematographer. After roles at Cancer Research UK and Rough Guides, Chloë began working as a researcher for a documentary production company where she rediscovered a love for shooting beautiful images. Growing up in a family that went to the cinema together twice a week, films had always been a big part of her life, but it was getting her first job as a camera assistant that showed Chloë she was made to shoot stories for the screen.

After taking a keen interest in the art of cinematography, Chloë went on to study the subject at the world-renowned NFTS. As a place where you shoot and create nearly every day, she describes her time there as a steep learning curve, but one that has made her what she is today. Chloë says that, as a DP, you rely on projects coming to you from other people, and so building good relationships with filmmakers is important for your future.

As she moves into the next phase of her career, Chloë finds that good scripts and directors with an exciting vision are the things most important to her, because when she’s working with others to bring a story to life on screen she’s at her happiest.