Board of Governors

January 01, 2013

Lowell Peterson, ASC, Cinematographers

Lowell Peterson, ASC was educated in art and architecture at Yale University and at the UCLA film school. He was a camera assistant on many CBS and MTM shows, including Hawaii Five-O, The White Shadow, Lou Grant and Hill Street Blues.

As camera operator, he worked in both feature films and television, including such series as Newhart and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Promoted to director of photography on the final season of Knots Landing, Peterson went on to shoot many series and television movies, including Six Feet Under, Desperate Housewives and Jane the Virgin.

Peterson has received a Primetime Emmy nomination and three nominations for the ASC Award for Best Cinematography. In 2015, he received the ASC Career Achievement in Television Award. He serves as the Membership Committee Chair of the American Society of Cinematographers, and is a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.