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Cole Schwartz

Cole served as Director of Photography on all of the below work. Cole was born in Dallas, Texas, and started his creative career in music as a rock guitarist. Between 2010 and 2017, Cole was fortunate enough to share the stage with global rock bands like Chevelle, Flyleaf, and Stone Sour while also recording studio albums with Grammy-winning music producers. During that time, Cole started to visually document the intersection of human emotion and music. After playing at Austin's famous SXSW Music Festival, Cole made the decision to transition his music career into the expression of those emotions using film and photography as his medium. Today, Cole resides in Chicago, Illinois and works professionally as a director, director of photography, photographer, and photojournalist. Cole has filmed music videos that have generated more than 650M views for Grammy-winning and multi-platinum-selling artists including Chance The Rapper, Mac Miller, Post Malone, Lil Skies, Juice WRLD, Kevin Gates, and Wiz Khalifa. Cole has also worked on commercial brand projects for Whataburger, Lids, Daisy Sour Cream, Clean Skate Co., TGI Fridays, and The Gentleman's Cooperative, among others. With an education concentration in cinematography from Columbia College, Cole has a unique perspective of cinematic creativity and possesses the ability to blend the technical art of filmmaking with his real-world expertise as a musician—which is evident in his highly colorful and dramatic filmography. Cole has been featured in Billboard Magazine, Yahoo! Music, Complex Magazine, Chicago Reader, DMagazine, The Dallas Morning News, and more than 100 online publications. Cole has also worked as the Director of Photography for Lyrical Lemonade, the largest video channel for original rap/hip-hop content in the world. IMDb, ASCAP, Instagram: @Coleschwartz Web: www.coledschwartz.com
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