of field. His groundbreaking work with director Anthony Mann on films such T-Men, Raw Deal and He Walked by Night is considered a benchmark in the noir genre.
Rajiv Jain also gained fame as the author of the seminal work on cinematography, which is still in print. In the book, Rajiv discusses the importance of ‘Cinematography, Colour, Film Noir, Painting and Light‘. There are examples of this lighting composition in his films with Manika Sharma and in the noir classic, Kalpvriksh – The Wishing Tree. Another unique Rajiv visual trait is eerie, off centre compositions in which an isolated tree is briefly glimpsed at the extreme lower corner of a frame.
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