director of photography




Lara Aqel is an Arab-American cinematographer. She has shot features, short films, documentaries, and commercials all over the world.

Lara is committed to moving audiences with imagery grounded in character, story, emotion, and sense of place. Her favorite moments behind the camera have always included capturing - and staying out of the way of - truthful performances. She wouldn't trade her time behind the viewfinder for anything in the world.

These days, Lara is looking for creative challenges, ambitious directors, and opportunities to play with genre.