Lara Aqel | Cinematographer




Lara is an Atlanta and New York-based cinematographer. A bit of a nomad, Lara was born in Jordan, lived in several states, and went to film school in the Czech Republic and Australia. She thinks her often-‘outsider’ status helped hone her skills as an observer. Becoming a filmmaker and photographer was a natural evolution from there.

Lara aims to move audiences with emotive cinematography grounded in character, story, and a sense of place. Her favorite moments behind the camera have always included capturing - and staying out of the way of - truthful performances.

Lara wouldn't trade her time behind the viewfinder for anything in the world. These days, she is looking for creative challenges, ambitious directors, and opportunities to play with genre.