Roger A. Deakins: Byways
Portraits and landscapes from the cinematographer famed for his work with Sam Mendes and the Coen brothers
This is the first monograph by the legendary Oscar-winning cinematographer Sir Roger A. Deakins (born 1949), best known for his collaborations with directors such as the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes and Denis Villeneuve. It includes previously unpublished black-and-white photographs spanning five decades, from 1971 to the present.After graduating from college Deakins spent a year photographing life in rural North Devon, in Southwest England, on a commission for the Beaford Arts Centre; these images are gathered here for the first time and attest to a keenly ironic English sensibility, while also documenting a vanished postwar Britain. A second suite of images expresses Deakins’ love of the seaside. Traveling for his cinematic work has allowed Deakins to photograph landscapes all over the world; in this third group of images, that same irony remains evident.
Roger A. Deakins: Byways
Roger A. Deakins: Byways is a stunning visual journey through the life and work of one of the world's most celebrated cinematographers. With over 300 images, including behind-the-scenes photos, personal snapshots, and Deakins' own artwork, this book offers an unprecedented look into the creative process of a master filmmaker.
Deakins' work is known for its painterly beauty, its evocative use of light and shadow, and its ability to capture the essence of a story. He has collaborated with some of the most acclaimed directors of our time, including the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes, and Denis Villeneuve. His films have won numerous awards, including two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, and three BAFTAs.
In Byways, Deakins shares his thoughts on the art of cinematography, his influences, and his creative process. He also discusses the challenges of working on big-budget blockbusters and small-scale independent films. The book is a must-read for anyone interested in the art of filmmaking.
- Over 300 images, including behind-the-scenes photos, personal snapshots, and Deakins' own artwork
- An unprecedented look into the creative process of a master filmmaker
- Deakins' thoughts on the art of cinematography, his influences, and his creative process
- Discussions of the challenges of working on big-budget blockbusters and small-scale independent films
- A must-read for anyone interested in the art of filmmaking