Edward Lachman (Director of Photography) has been filming studio and independent features since the mid '70s, following his education at Ohio University, Athens, and Harvard University. He worked under such noted lighting directors as Robby Müller, Sven Nykvist and Vittorio Storraro. Over the years, Lachman has photographed such distinguished films as Less than Zero (1987), The Virgin Suicides (1999) and Erin Brokovich (2000), though it was his work on 2002's Far from Heaven that earned him his first Academy Award® nomination and won him the Independent Spirit Award. More quality work was quick to follow with the independent 2004 drama Stryker, and shortly after lensing Robert Altman's A Prairie Home Companion in 2006, Lachman re-teamed with Far from Heaven director Todd Haynes for the Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There. Recently, he shot Todd Solondz’s Life During Wartime (2009).