When I read the script for Gallardo, I immediately felt the film’s huge visual potential. Gallardo explores themes of mortality, superstition, religion, masculinity and more, and I wanted to reflect the gravity of these themes and the film’s story through the cinematography. Gallardo is the first film that I have been cinematographer of, and was something of a baptism of fire. The almost claustrophobic, dark setting of the film presented a challenge in how to keep the frames dynamic and interesting, but also opened up new opportunities to experiment with lighting, depth of focus and angles that I had never had before. I believe Gallardo’s strength is its level of immersion, which, to me, has always been the best part of cinema.