Bojan Bazelli

Bojan Bazelli is a Montenegrin cinematographer and music video director born in Herceg Novi, Montenegro.[1] His credits include the films The Ring, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and director Adam Shankman's Hairspray,[2] as well as Mariah Carey's music video "Vision of Love". Other feature credits include The Rapture, Deep Cover, King of New York, Kalifornia, and Dangerous Beauty.

Bazelli studied at Famu Film School in Prague.[1] Impressed with one of Bazelli’s student films, director Abel Ferrara hired Bazelli to shoot China Girl in New York City. He subsequently filmed King of New York and Body Snatchers with Ferrara as well.[1][3]

Bazelli received an Independent Spirit Awards in 1990 for his work on King of New York.[1] He was honored for Best Cinematography in both 1996 and 1998 at the American Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), one of the few cinematographers to have received this honor twice. Bazelli also received a Gold Clio for Best Cinematography in 1998, and the film Kalifornia was awarded Best Cinematography at the Montreal Film Festival.



  1. 1 2 3 4 "A Conversation with Bojan Bazelli, ASC". Kodak. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  2. "The Director's Chair: Adam Shankman's Hairspray Diary #10". 20 July 2007. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  3. Johnson, G. Allen (10 June 2009). "Fog great for setting mood, tough to film". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 19 March 2010.

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