Working for Stanley Kubrick on ‘the shining’ in 1978 was the beginning of an illustrious career that has lasted for over 35 years and continues to this day. It was over the course of these three years that Murray Close worked with Kubrick that Stanley’s sense of composition and style influenced his work from then on. Forging a career as a renowned stills and specialist photographer, Close established very early on strong links within the film industry and became first call to esteemed directors and filmmakers.
These early ties with Warner Bros. lead to collaborations with Clint
Eastwood and Steven Spielberg and close relocated to Los Angeles in 1989. It was during this time that he worked on films such as ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Mission Impossible’, creating some of cinema’s most iconic images.
Close was awarded the society of camera operators lifetime achievement award in 2016.