Bob Elfstrom’s signature as a documentary cameraman is unmistakable. His vision is defined by a confident, clear ability to focus on the essence of any given situation. He has an intuitive sense of story, a feature-film feel for lighting, and an athletic agility with a handheld camera. His work commands attention with its visceral beauty, fluid grace, and basic human compassion. Among the best in his field, Elfstrom has earned awards not only for himself as Director of Photography, but also for countless productions he’s worked on over the years, including Art 21, Outsider, The Life and Art of Judith Scott, Life Beyond Earth for PBS; Cathedrals of the Sky, Tales of Wind and Water and Citizen Carter for the Discovery Channel; and the feature-length documentary Metallica: Some Kind of Monster.