I love faces that have freckles. I love faces that have wrinkles. For me, beauty is naturalism, I guess.
I think you can make a gorgeous movie on any piece of equipment. Look at 'Tangerine,' which is a beautiful movie shot on an iPhone. You see so many movies that are impeccably shot but are vapid, and there's no audience for that except for other cinematographers who just like to watch two-hour-long music videos.
I didn't want 'Mudbound' to feel stylized in any way.
I think Marvel's incredibly supportive of young auteurs and really let them do their thing and support their vision. They give you a sandbox to play in, but it's a pretty massive one.
I believe in naturalistic lighting, which isn't to say natural light.
It's hard to go back to shooting contemporary apartment interiors after you shoot something like 'Mudbound.'