Vincent dominated the Tamil film world since the 1950s and also became a most-sought after cinematographer in Telugu and Hindi film industry.
Veteran cinematographer A. Vincent, who teamed up with late film director C.V. Sridhar in his masterpieces such as Kalyanaparisu, Sumai Thangi, Nenjil Or Aalyam, Then Nilavu and Kathalikka Neramillai died here on Wednesday. He is survived by his wife, two cinematographer sons-Jayanan Vincent and Ajayan Vincent-and a daughter.
Vincent, born in Calicut, was a product of Gemini Studios and a student of Kamal Ghosh. He dominated the Tamil film world since the 1950s also became a most-sought after cinematographer in Telugu and Hindi.
“He had an eye for technical details. As far as I know he was one of the best cinematographers. He is so good that his name became inseparable from Sridhar and the duo was know as Sridhar-Vincent combination,” said Chitralaya Gopu, who worked in Sridhar’s unit as screen play writer and renowned for his comedy tracks.
Vincent first shot into fame with the release of Uthamaputhiran starring Sivaji Ganesan in double-role. “Even in black and white, one can see his artistic mind,” says Mr Gopu.
Cinematographer Babu said it was Vincent who first proved the existence of camera and its role in making of the film and he always experimented with the instrument.
Mr Babu said in Meenda Sorgham, he filmed Padmini spinning around in a scene by letting a camera, hung from abouthanging a camera.