May he rest in peace!!

Sven Nykvist, cinematographer for Bergman, dead at 83
Cinematographer Sven Nykvist, who helped create the distinctive look of films by director Ingmar Bergman, has died.
Nykvist, 83, died Wednesday at a Stockholm nursing home where he was being treated for aphasia, a form of dementia, according to his son, Carl-Gusaf Nykvist.
The Swedish cinematographer won Academy Awards for his work on the 1973 Bergman film Cries and Whispers and 1982’s Fanny and Alexander.
His partnership with Bergman lasted 30 years, beginning in 1954 with Sawdust and Tinsel.
Nykvist was a master of lighting and expressing emotion through the camera throughout his career.
“He was called ‘the master of light’ because of the moods and atmospheres he could create with light. It was a near impossibility to create the moods he created,” said Carl-Gustaf Nykvist, who directed a documentary on his father called Light Keeps Me Company.
Born to a missionary couple, Nykvist was raised in a religious household where his access to the movies was restricted.
He became an assistant cameraman in 1941 at the age of 19 and worked on a series of small films that didn’t make it out of Sweden before his collaboration with Bergman.
He first gained acclaim for his work on Bergman’s frightening and atmospheric Virgin Spring.
Nykvist is known for his naturalistic approach to light, allowing characters to walk in and out of shadow.
His work strongly influenced Hollywood in its move toward more a realistic look in film.
Nykvist also worked with Canadian director Norman Jewison on Agnes of God and with Bergman admirer Woody Allen on Crimes and Misdemeanors and Celebrity.
Among Nykvist’s last movies were Sleepless in Seattle, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, directed by Swede Lasse Hallstrom, and 1999’s Curtain Call.
“Sven Nykvist was somewhat of a father figure for me,” Hallstrom said in an interview with Swedish news agency TT.
“He taught me very much during the movies we made together. He was the one who got Americans and the world to realize that lighting could be simple and realistic.”
Nykvist is survived by his son, daughter-in-law, Helena Berlin, and grandchildren, Sonia Sondell and Marilde Nykvist. His wife, Ulrika, died in 1982.