From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Walter Lassally (born 18 December 1926) is a German-born British cinematographer. He was closely associated with the Free cinema movement in the 1950s and the British New Wave in the early 1960s. He also worked with Greek filmmaker Michael Cacoyannis between 1956 and 1967, and with James Ivory in the 1970s and 1980s. He now lives near Chania in Crete, where he shot Zorba the Greek in 1963.
Lassally was also known for his creative experimentation with minimal lighting and the hand-held camera.