DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Stephen Blahut is a Los Angeles based DOP specializing in narrative and documentary storytelling. His cinematic works have appeared in festivals both nationally and internationally. Collaborations include projects with the rock band Eels, Japanese musician Kavka Shishido, and New York electronic recording artist Brother Tiger. He has experience working with brands Jaguar, Panasonic, and Citibank as well as production companies Partizan, NHK, and Tokyo based Knockonwood. Recently, Stephen completed the feature film 37 Seconds directed by L.A. based filmmaker HIKARI in Japan and Thailand which premiered at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Audience Award and International Confederation of Art Cinemas’ Art Cinema Award in the Panorama section.
In addition to his work as a DOP Stephen actively pursues professional photography. Specializing in urban settings he previously created projects in New York City, Los Angeles, Russia, and most recently Tokyo. Often these works stress light and shadow a trait carried over from his cinematography. His latest commercial works include collaborations with Subaru and the acclaimed Australian electronic trio Pnau for their 2018 world tour. Stephen’s images have been featured in the Smithsonian Institute’s Online Magazine and in 2017 he was named a finalist for the Best in Russia photographic competition. In addition to his website Stephen’s many works can be viewed on his Instagram where he has over 10,000 wonderful followers.