Belated regrets over the passing of Australian dp Andrew Lesnie, 59, and all due respect, of course. In all candor I didn’t post about his passing last night due to somewhat conflicted feelings. On one hand Lesnie was a master craftsman with a sublime eye, but on the other he collaborated quite often with HE nemesis Peter Jackson. He made the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films look pretty but to what end? Ditto Jackson’s overbearing King Kong. Lesnie also captured M. Night Shyamalan‘s The Last Airbender…awful! The Lesnie-shot films I either didn’t like or hated would make for a very long column. The only Lesnie-shot film I truly enjoyed and admired was Martin Scorsese‘s Shine A Light, on which Lesnie served as a camera operator.