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Birth Place: Profession: director of photography

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This director of photography created the muted, yet penetrating realistic look of Mike Figgis' acclaimed "Leaving Las Vegas" (1995) and again collaborated with the director on the romantic drama "One Night Stand" (1997). The son of Irish immigrants, Declan Quinn, along with his acting siblings Aidan, Paul and Marian, was raised in Chicago, Upon graduation from film school in 1979, Quinn left Illinois and headed for Ireland, where he found work at the Windmill Land Studios. There, Quinn joined forces with a rising band, U2, and became the cameraperson on their early music videos. He broke into Irish TV as director of photography on "Clash of the Ash" (1986). He also shot the TV-movie "Lapsed Catholic" (1989) for director Barry Devlin, who later hired Quinn as cinematographer on the feature "All Things Bright and Beautiful" (1994).

This director of photography created the muted, yet penetrating realistic look of Mike Figgis' acclaimed "Leaving Las Vegas" (1995) and again collaborated with the director on the romantic drama "One Night Stand" (1997). The son of Irish immigrants, Declan Quinn, along with his acting siblings Aidan, Paul and Marian, was raised in Chicago, Upon graduation from film school in 1979, Quinn left Illinois and headed for Ireland, where he found work at the Windmill Land Studios. There, Quinn joined forces with a rising band, U2, and became the cameraperson on their early music videos. He broke into Irish TV as director of photography on "Clash of the Ash" (1986). He also shot the TV-movie "Lapsed Catholic" (1989) for director Barry Devlin, who later hired Quinn as cinematographer on the feature "All Things Bright and Beautiful" (1994).

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1979:
Moved to Ireland upon graduation from film school
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Served as cinematographer on several music videos featuring the Irish band U2
1986:
Shot "Clash of the Ash" for Irish TV
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Moved to New York
1989:
Was director of photography on the independent feature "The Kill-Off"
1991:
Handled cinematography for MTV's Clio-award winning AIDS campaign
1995:
First collaboration with Mike Figgis, was director of photography on "Leaving Las Vegas"
1997:
Shot Mira Nair's "Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love" and Figgis' "One Night Stand"
1998:
Served as cinematographer on "One True Thing"
2001:
Another collaboration with director Mira Nair for the film "Monsoon Wedding"
2002:
Worked on the HBO film "Hysterical Blindness," also directed by Mira Nair
2003:
Served as the cinematographer for Jim Sheridan's semi-autobiographical film "In America"
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Education

Columbia College: Chicago , Illinois - 1979

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brother:
Aidan Quinn. Actor. Younger.
brother:
Paul Quinn. Actor, director. Younger.
brother:
James Quinn. Actor. Younger.
sister:
Marian Quinn. Actor. Younger.
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