Akiva is an award winning cinematographer with 8 years of experience working in narrative and commercial film. With a burning passion for light and shadow, he often also works as a gaffer and colorist in between DP projects.
Akiva grew up in Portland, OR, and is currently based in NYC. He is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where he specialized in cinematography, directing, and film/art studies.
When he is not working on film he is making music and playing drums with several indie rock bands.
He is infamous for unscrewing light bulbs in his friends' homes in protest of their subpar lighting. He is also known to eat tomatoes like an apple.