Hi. My name is Kuba*. I’m a self-taught** cinematographer. I cut my teeth (and shins, fingers, et al.) working in the camera, grip, and electric department alongside world class fillmmakers and craftspeople. From PA to DP, my experiences making films have led me to develop an unwavering love of the collaborative process so central to filmmaking. I work across a variety of mediums (commercials, music videos, fashion, and film), and I’ve made pictures for a litany of recognizable brands (Nike, Jordan, New Balance, FanDuel, Coach, Arizona Iced Tea). A number of the films I’ve shot have played in festivals across the U.S. (Slamdance, Outfest, Atlanta). My hope is to continue telling meaningful stories alongside kindred collaborators for as long as you'll keep having me ;)
Talk to me? email@example.com
A list of recent, memorable viewing experiences***
Malcom X (1992), 70mm print @ The Aero
Talking Heads (1980), youtube in Mexico
involuntary (2008), criterion chanel on my couch
The Elephant Man (1980), blu-ray on my couch
The Ice Storm (1997), 35mm print @ Los Feliz 3
TraumaZone (2022), youtube on my couch
The Wailing (2016), apple tv+ on my couch
Three Colours Trilogy (1994), triple feature @ The Aero
*My legal name is Jacob, but everyone calls me “Kuba" ...which is a Polish nickname sort of like “Jake"....that my Polish Parents have called me by since I was born.... probably more than you need to know....
**AKA I didn’t go to film school (AKA I've read a lot of American Cinematographer and watched a lot of Criterion Collection bonus features).
***I love movies, and I love meeting other people who love movies — so please, if you live in LA, let’s grab a beer or a coffee or a smoothie, and tell me all about the last thing you watched that made an impression on you. I’d love to hear all about it. <3