Jarin Blaschke
Blaschke with Anya Taylor-Joy at 2015 Sundance Film Festival for a screening of The Witch
Born (1978-09-28) September 28, 1978 (age 45)

Jarin Blaschke (born September 28, 1978) is an American cinematographer, best known for his work on the psychological horror film The Lighthouse, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography.[1]

Early life and personal life

When he was 16, Blaschke moved to New York City to study film at the School of Visual Arts.[2]

Blaschke first rose to prominence with his work on Robert Eggers' directorial debut The Witch.[3] His work received acclaim, in addition to several film critic association nominations, including the Seattle Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography.[4] He would reteam with Eggers for The Lighthouse, which was filmed in black and white negative.[5] In addition to his Academy Award nomination, Blaschke won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography,[6] and was nominated for the BAFTA and Critics' Choice Award.[7][8]

Blaschke currently lives in Prague.[9]



Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Director Notes
2009 Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet Frank Sabatella With Christopher Walters
2012 Fray Geoff Ryan
2014 I Believe in Unicorns Leah Meyerhoff
2015 The Witch Robert Eggers
2017 Shimmer Lake Oren Uziel
2018 Back Roads Alex Pettyfer
Down a Dark Hall Rodrigo Cortés
2019 The Lighthouse Robert Eggers
2022 The Northman
2023 Knock at the Cabin M. Night Shyamalan With Lowell A. Meyer
2024 Nosferatu Robert Eggers Post-production


Year Title Director Notes
2020 Servant Lisa Brühlmann Episode "Boba" (S01E08)
The Pale Horse Leonora Lonsdale Miniseries

Awards and nominations

Year Title Award Category Result Ref.
2019 The Lighthouse Independent Spirit Award Best Cinematography Won [10]
Academy Awards Best Cinematography Nominated [11]
BAFTA Awards Best Cinematography Nominated [12]
Seattle Film Critics Society Best Cinematography Nominated [13]


  1. ^ "The full list of 2020 Oscar nominations". The Guardian. January 13, 2020. Archived from the original on March 23, 2023.
  2. ^ ‘The Witch’ Cinematographer Jarin Blaschke on the Film’s Natural-Light Gloom
  3. ^ How Director Robert Eggers and DP Jarin Blaschke Created the Look of ‘The Witch’
  4. ^ The 2016 Seattle Film Award Nominees
  5. ^ Stormy Isle: The Lighthouse
  6. ^ Spirit Award Nominations: A24 Leads For 4th Straight Year With 18 Noms As ‘Uncut Gems’ & ‘The Lighthouse’ Come Up Big
  7. ^ BAFTA Nominations: 'Joker' Leads the Pack
  8. ^ ‘The Irishman’, ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Lead Critics’ Choice Nominations; Netflix Dominates With 61 Noms In Movies And TV
  9. ^ Robert Eggers’ ‘Nosferatu’, with Willem Dafoe and Bill Skarsgård, wraps Prague shoot
  10. ^ Spirit Award Nominations: A24 Leads For 4th Straight Year With 18 Noms As ‘Uncut Gems’ & ‘The Lighthouse’ Come Up Big
  11. ^ "Nominees - Cinematography". Oscars. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved February 15, 2020.
  12. ^ Ritman, Alex (January 7, 2020). "BAFTA Nominations: 'Joker' Leads the Pack". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 15, 2020.
  13. ^ ""The Irishman" Leads the 2019 Seattle Film Critics Society Nominations". Seattle Film Critics Society. December 9, 2019. Retrieved January 20, 2020.