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A cinematographer with a uniquely intimate style and sensitive eye.


From scenes of peaceful realisation to ones of panic and violence, Nick puts precedence on characters and the world they inhabit. A multi-award winning cinematographer Nick is known for the Edinburgh Best British Feature 'Pikadero', Berlinale winning 'Butterfly Kisses' and Amazon Primes India/UK co-production 'The Hungry'. Other projects include the Academy Award Winning animation 'Miss Todd' and hugely successful short film 'Mass of Men'.

Nick has shot extensively abroad including India, Pakistan, Turkey, Dubai, Singapore and Africa (Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Kenya). So is used to working in a variety of languages alongside a number of different cultures and world views.


Starting his career as a camera assistant for the BBC; he was later awarded a Kodak Scholarship which enabled him to study and specialise in cinematography at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) under the tutelage of Brian Tufano BSC and Stuart Harris.


Recent projects include director Ben Sharrock's feature 'Limbo' for Film 4 and BFI as well as Claire Oakley's first feature 'Make Up' in partnership with the BFI and BBC Films. As always he continues his work on a variety of short, experimental and documentary projects.

Pond Life (2018)

from Sight & Sound

"Thanks to some committed, sensitive performances, Nick Cooke’s gorgeously sun-soaked cinematography and a gruffly romantic soundtrack by Richard Hawley, Pond Life happily becomes more than the sum of it’s parts." Pamela Hutchinson

The Hungry (2017)

from Hollywood Reporter

"Apart from Sheetal Sharma’s eye-catching costumes, tech credits work together to create a highly atmospheric film. DP Nick Cooke’s diffuse lighting offers the unsettling colors of the polluted dawn mist in New Delhi, or the mirrored white hall of glass, a sort of corridor of power, inside the Ahuja family complex." Deborah Young


from Screen Daily

"There is notable work from cinematographer Nick Cooke as he captures misty morning scenes, contrasting rich and poor or glides through the courses of a vast and deadly wedding banquet." Allan Hunter

Butterfly Kisses (2016)
from The Guardian
"Strong performances are the basis of this promising piece of work; Nick Cooke’s high-contrast monochrome cinematography gives it an interestingly European feel."  Peter Bradshaw

from Tagesspiegel
“The images are intransigently acute, reflecting the disunity of Jake, who is increasingly drifting into isolation and so becomes ever more unattainable.” Kirsten Taylor

from Screen Daily
"Striking black-and-white camerawork from Nick Cooke - Cooke’s photography certainly creates an ominous atmosphere that’s a lot classier than the rough-grained Brit realist norm." 
Jonathan Romney


Pikadero (2015)

from Screen Daily
"Carefully composed throughout with a fondness for long static shots and precise framing, especially in the couple’s frequent retreats to a railway station shelter, the film is a triumph for cinematographer Nick Cooke who contributes to a sense of lives diminished by their oppressive surroundings. Gorka’s family seem to be squashed into a home that is too small for all of them. Cooke also provides some beautiful images of starry night skies, piercing sunshine and the way bright colors intrude into an otherwise drab world." Allan Hunter

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Nick Cooke Award Winning Cinematographer, Director of Photography, London DOP, UK.