Pieter de Vries, Cinematographer
Pieter de Vries is one of Australia’s best known cinematographers and has photographed many important and acclaimed television series spanning more than seventy five countries. He has received international recognition for his documentary and drama cinematography and received high praise and numerous awards.
A recent credit as Director of Photography was for the international co-production, Darwin’s Lost Paradise, a two part series commissioned for the anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s book, On the Origin of the Species. Other credits include Atlas - Australia Revealed, part of Discovery Channel’s largest ever HD project. Other work include, Lonely Planet - Six Degrees a series filmed in New York, Havana and Paris.
In 2001 he joined Academy Award winning US director James Cameron as topside cinematographer on an large format 3D Imax film, Ghosts of the Abyss, revisiting the wreck of the Titanic, using the Sony/Panavision High Definition 3D format. RAT and Animalicious are productions for National Geographic. RAT earned him the Australian Cinematographer of the Year Award at the 1998 Australian Cinematographers Society Awards. His work on this film additionally received an Emmy nomination in 1999. Pieter shot a cinema feature documentary, “4” - four violinists, four seasons, four countries. This is a musical voyage exploring the popular work of composer Antonio Vivaldi with four international soloists. For his work on this film, Pieter received an AFI Best Cinematography nomination.
Pieter de Vries is scheduled to sail on the following voyage(s) (subject to change):