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'Gravity' Cinematographer Posts Instagram Photos As Breathtaking As The Film

Emmanuel Lubezki won the award for Best Cinematography at the Oscars (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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We're pretty sure your Instagram account doesn't like this one. Emmanuel Lubezki, who snagged the coveted Best Cinematography Oscars statuette last night for Gravity, posts some of the most beautiful and breathtaking Instagram photos out there in the social media sphere.

At the Oscars press room last night, Lubezki (who has graced us with his skills in other films like Children of Men and The Tree of Life) described the type of research he and his team put into shooting Gravity. "We wanted the movie to look as naturalistic as possible within the limitations, because we couldn't go to space," Lubezki said. "So we created a very large library of shots, mostly from NASA photography; and we based a lot of the lighting of the movie on these photographs."

It only seems fitting that his Instagram photos would run parallel to the effort he puts in his cinematography. Going through his photos makes you feel like you're on an adventure (something like a scene out of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty). He seems to travel to far and distant lands, oftentimes not even leaving a caption on his Instagram photos—most times keeping you guessing. Also, his stunning portrait work manages to tell a story with each glance from his subjects.

Slate first dug into Lubezki's Instagram feedafter fellow Oscar cinematographer nominee Phedon Papamichael mentioned in aNew York Times Sunday Review interview that he follows Lubezki on Instagram. Lubezki's handle isn't off-the-bat easily identifiable; his Instagram handle is @chivexp, which has his nickname "Chivo" in it.

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Here are some of his photos:

Don't you feel like traveling now?