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Stuart Dryburgh


Cinematographer Stuart Dryburgh has helped create some of the most iconic images of New Zealand cinema: the girl with a mop of red hair, standing at the end of a country road in Angel at my Table; the piano on a deserted beach in The Piano, and the charged kitchen scenes of Once Were Warriors.

... it was a kind of old fashioned look, a glamour look — and it worked very well. We were doing glamour lighting in a dirty old state house. Stuart Dryburgh on shooting Once Were Warriors