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RJ LaRussa is a cinematographer originating in Hartford, CT working between Hartford and New York City. He has worked on a wide variety of productions ranging from fiction and documentary to music videos and experimental film. His work as one central goal: crafting visuals that first and foremost serve the story. His most recent directorial work Donnée, explores the intersection of melodrama and documentary through Connecticut’s DIY music scene. Recently, RJ worked on the reelection campaign for US Senator Chris Murphy, shooting content with the campaign in the run-up to the election. The relationship between people and the world around them is integral to his work as a storyteller. On set he considers experimentation and improvisation after careful planning as central to the artistic process, bridging the real and surreal through the creation of an emotional dialectic.