Remembering Director of Photography Tom Richmond, 1950-2022

Tom Richmond (photo: Scott Macaulay)

This piece has been updated after publication with comments from Keith Gordon. — Editor

Director of photography Tom Richmond, who shot numerous seminal features that launched many directorial careers, died yesterday in New York City. He was 72.

Tom’s career began in the early ’80s. After graduating Harvard with an undergraduate photography degree and then going on to study at AFI, he worked second camera on Alex Cox’s Repo Man and was camera operator on Oliver Stone’s Salvador, among other credits. After several low-budget comedy and horror films, Tom was director of photography on

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