Wee-Bey and D'Angelo in front of the neon of a restaurant

Cinematography of The Wire

An ode to the cinematography in David Simon’s gripping, sprawling Baltimore saga, The Wire.

I’m surprised there aren’t any spoilers here (not really), in case you care about that sort of thing.

And if you haven’t seen the show? Allot yourself some time and make it happen.

By the way, I’m aware of the controversy regarding the original 4:3 broadcast and the 16:9 HD remaster that occurred years after the series ended. I have my own opinions about this, but for the aesthetic sake of this post only, I’m okay presenting the widescreen version.

Note: I am not the copyright holder on any of these images, and would assume that all rights belong to HBO.