Eric Goldstein is a Vancouver-based Contemporary Artist
Eric Goldstein’s long and productive career as a cinematographer strongly influences the art forms that he explores today.
A multi-award winning Director of Photography, Eric is a recipient of the Eastman Award for Excellence in Cinematography with over 30 years of experience. Working first as an assistant cameraman and as a camera operator for distinguished filmmakers’ such as John Frankenheimer, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Wes Craven and Stephen Fears, before becoming an established Director of Photography. Eric has over 68 Director of Photography IMDB credits photographing features, network series, documentaries and televised movies. Eric has photographed an impressive list of talent that includes Brad Pitt, Jim Carrey, Rene Zellweger, Kiefer Sutherland, Ed Norton, and Val Kilmer. His work continues to win awards and has been aptly termed “Lustrous Naturalism”. According to Eric, “It is my job as a Director of Photography to collaborate with the director to create ‘synergetic’ images that support the emotional context of the story”.
Before earning a degree in Film and Video from the California Institute of the Arts, Eric honed his skills as a fine artist at Rhode Island School of Design where he studied art history, photography and metal sculpture.
Throughout his filmmaking career Eric remained contemporary in the language of art with his metal sculpture, painting and commissioned furniture. His artwork has been featured in several art publications, awarded a Distinguished Artist Award from Art Ascent journal and has been juried into several international artists exhibits. His work has been exhibited in galleries in Montreal, Toronto, Whistler, and Vancouver.
Currently, he is using mixed media to build canvases that are graphically influenced and have strong, architectural rhythms. Unconventionally constructed with various colored fibers, metal foils, and glass tile, Eric’s painted canvases express the same underlying concept that he strives for as a cinematographer: Emotional narratives with kinetic energy.