Sergei Franklin Director of Photography
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Bio
I started photography at 14 and spent much of my teenage years taking pictures, reading books on photography and watching movies.   Here are a few of my early photos:
Carnival Lodon Carnival Venice
Carnival Venice Theater Carnival Venice Theater
Basel AJZ Basel Protest
In the early 80’s I made a documentary on the New York subway which screened at several festivals and on a few European TV stations. Here is a short version:

Here are some solar projects in the US I photographed in the mid 80's:
Solar power plant Solar Power Plant
Solar power Solar house
Solar power plant

Solar Power



I started working as a cameraman and video engineer for news and corporate productions.
I was making a living but was unfullfilled.
In the spring of 1990, I took a steadicam workshop with Garrett Brown and found my passion. I bought a steadicam and have been operating for features, music videos and commercials ever since.
You can see some of the music videos I worked on
 YouTube   and a listing of features on  IMDb
Sabine Women



Emmy



Sergei Emmy
In 2005 Eve Sussman asked me to be the Director of Photography for her feature "The Rape of the Sabine Women." This was a great experience.
Some of the locations were the Herodion Theater at the Acropolis in Athens with 700 extras, a summer house designed by architect Nikos Valsamakis, the Pergamon Museum in Berlin and Tempelhof Airport.
I found my calling. Working as a Director of Photography brings all my talents together. I love helping directors bring their vision to life.

After the release of "The Rape of the Sabine Women" in 2007 I started receiving calls for more cinematography work.
In 2008 I lensed the TV show "We Are New York" for which I won an Emmy.








Some of my work as a Director of Photography includes 4 more features, music videos for 50 Cent and The Roots, numerous award winning short films, three more projects with Eve Sussman and second unit work on "The Reader" and "For Colored Girls."