Walter Lassally, cameraman: a tribute in pictures

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A teenage Walter Lassally

A teenage Walter Lassally
Credit: Walter Lassally

Walter Lassally (left) shooting Saturday Night (unfinished) in 1949 with Derek York, Bryan Forbes and John Fletcher

Walter Lassally (left) shooting Saturday Night (unfinished) in 1949 with Derek York, Bryan Forbes and John Fletcher

Walter Lassally with his 16mm Bolex camera shooting Refuge England (1949) with Robert Vas in London’s West End

Walter Lassally with his 16mm Bolex camera shooting Refuge England (1949) with Robert Vas in London’s West End
Credit: BFI

Walter Lassally shooting the short documentary Three Installations (1952) with Lindsay Anderson

Walter Lassally shooting the short documentary Three Installations (1952) with Lindsay Anderson

Walter Lassally shooting the short documentary Three Installations (1952) with Lindsay Anderson

Walter Lassally shooting the short documentary Three Installations (1952) with Lindsay Anderson

Walter Lassally shooting the short documentary Three Installations (1952) with Lindsay Anderson

Walter Lassally shooting the short documentary Three Installations (1952) with Lindsay Anderson

Walter Lassally and Karel Reisz shooting We Are the Lambeth Boys (1959)

Walter Lassally and Karel Reisz shooting We Are the Lambeth Boys (1959)
Credit: BFI

Walter Lassally and Karel Reisz shooting We Are the Lambeth Boys (1959)

Walter Lassally and Karel Reisz shooting We Are the Lambeth Boys (1959)
Credit: BFI

Walter Lassally and Karel Reisz shooting We Are the Lambeth Boys (1959)

Walter Lassally and Karel Reisz shooting We Are the Lambeth Boys (1959)
Credit: Karel Reisz Estate

Walter Lassally with an improvised blimp on his 35mm Arriflex camera in order to shoot scenes with synchronised sound

Walter Lassally with an improvised blimp on his 35mm Arriflex camera in order to shoot scenes with synchronised sound
Credit: BFI

Walter Lassally with his agent Kate Campbell (later his partner) at the NFT in the early 1960s

Walter Lassally with his agent Kate Campbell (later his partner) at the NFT in the early 1960s
Credit: BFI

Walter Lassally on the set of Tony Richardson’s A Taste of Honey in Manchester (1961)

Walter Lassally on the set of Tony Richardson’s A Taste of Honey in Manchester (1961)
Credit: BFI

Walter Lassally on the set of Tony Richardson’s A Taste of Honey in Manchester (1961)

Walter Lassally on the set of Tony Richardson’s A Taste of Honey in Manchester (1961)
Credit: BFI

Walter Lassally filming for Michael Cacoyannis in Greece in the early 1960s

Walter Lassally filming for Michael Cacoyannis in Greece in the early 1960s
Credit: Walter Lassally

Walter Lassally filming for Michael Cacoyannis in Greece in the early 1960s

Walter Lassally filming for Michael Cacoyannis in Greece in the early 1960s
Credit: Walter Lassally

Walter Lassally on an unidentified location shoot in 1978

Walter Lassally on an unidentified location shoot in 1978
Credit: BFI National Archive / Walter Lassally and Kate Campbell

Former BFI director Dennis Forman, Lorenza Mazzetti, Karel Reisz and Walter Lassally at the NFT in 2001 during a special evening dedicated to Free Cinema

Former BFI director Dennis Forman, Lorenza Mazzetti, Karel Reisz and Walter Lassally at the NFT in 2001 during a special evening dedicated to Free Cinema
Credit: BFI

Walter Lassally with the Oscar he won for best blanc and white cinematography on Michael Cacoyannis’ Zorba the Greek in 1964, in his local taverna in Crete in 2006.

Walter Lassally with the Oscar he won for best blanc and white cinematography on Michael Cacoyannis’ Zorba the Greek in 1964, in his local taverna in Crete in 2006.
Credit: Christophe Dupin

Walter Lassally interviewed a radio station in 2007, in the local taverna on the Zorba the Greek beach, where his Oscar was on display

Walter Lassally interviewed a radio station in 2007, in the local taverna on the Zorba the Greek beach, where his Oscar was on display
Credit: Christophe Dupin

Walter Lassally in Chania, Crete, where he lived from the late 1990s to his death

Walter Lassally in Chania, Crete, where he lived from the late 1990s to his death
Credit: Christophe Dupin

Walter Lassally reading Sight & Sound in London in September 2007

Walter Lassally reading Sight & Sound in London in September 2007
Credit: Christophe Dupin

Walter Lassally in July 2013 in Brussels, posing in front a poster of Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight (2013) in which he played an old British writer settled in Greece

Walter Lassally in July 2013 in Brussels, posing in front a poster of Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight (2013) in which he played an old British writer settled in Greece
Credit: Christophe Dupin

Walter Lassally showing off the 16mm Bolex camera with which he shot several Free Cinema films in the 1950s, during a special event at the Cinémathèque de Toulouse in February 2016

Walter Lassally showing off the 16mm Bolex camera with which he shot several Free Cinema films in the 1950s, during a special event at the Cinémathèque de Toulouse in February 2016
Credit: Cinémathèque de Toulouse

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