Born in Athens, Greece, and educated in Germany, Phedon moved to New York in 1983, working as a
photojournalist, and eventually crossing over into
Phedon now counts over 40 feature films to his credit
as Director of Photography. Some of his earlier work includes
Dance of the Damned, Cool Runnings, and Phenomenon.
His more recent credits include Walk the Line, The Weather Man, The Pursuit of Happyness, 3:10 to
Yuma, and Oliver Stone's W.
Phedon has shot several films for Alexander Payne, including Sideways, The Descendants, and most recently Nebraska, about an aging father travelling from
Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a
million-dollar Sweepstakes Marketing prize.
Nebraska along with The Descendants and Sideways were nominated and won
several Oscars and Phedon was nomimated for an
for Nebraska for Best Cinematography.
Most recently, Phedon shot The Monuments Men, directed by and starring George Clooney, about a World War II platoon that
rescues art stolen by the Nazis.