Photo by Andrew Sherwood

Photo by Andrew Sherwood

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Aaron David Kovalchik started his visual education with photography, spending long hours in the darkroom at the Rhode Island School of Design printing black and white and color images photochemically, shooting large format, and experimenting with antique processes like platinum printing. In his transition to filmmaking, he received his BA from Brown University’s renown Art Semiotics program. There he was exposed to a wide array of films, film theory, and art history. Preferring to work with historically marginalized voices, he brings this deep knowledge to bear as a cinematographer for mostly narrative feature films, but also shorts, TV, music videos, commercials, documentaries, and art films. His credits include The Eric Andre Show for Adult Swim, various projects for artist Nathaniel Mellors, and the feature films Blame (Best Actress at Tribeca), MFA (SXSW), Inheritance (SXSW), After Louie (Outfest LA), Automatic at Sea (Slamdance), I Love You Both (New Vision Award at Cinequest), Like You Mean It (Outfest LA), The Big Ask (Seattle International Film Festival), Aardvark (Special Mention at the Locarno Film Festival), and Gabi on the Roof in July (Best Narrative Feature and Best Lead Actress at the Brooklyn Film Festival). Notable clients include Microsoft, Vans, Axe, and DevaCurl. He splits his time between Brooklyn and LA.