High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Walter Pfister, A.S.C. (born July 8, 1961), better known as Wally Pfister, is a Academy Award nominated American cinematographer, who is best known for his work on Christopher Nolan's films, including Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, and The Dark Knight. PFister is also known for his work on director F. GAry Gray's The Italian Job.BOrn in Chicago and raised in New York City, Pfister's grandfather was the city editor of a newspaper in Wisconsin. HIs father was a TV news producer, who began his career with CBS-TV in Chicago in 1955. LAter, he worked with David Brinkley and Peter Jennings, covering political conventions, space flights and the civil rights movement.