BYWAYS. Photographs by Roger A Deakins
This is the first monograph by the legendary Oscar-winning cinematographer Sir Roger Deakins, 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 It includes previously unpublished black-and-white photographs spanning five decades, from 1971 to the present.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 South West 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, 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.
- Hardback | 160 pages
- 245 x 305mm | 40g
- 29 Jul 2021
- Bologna, Italy
- Illustrated throughout in black and white
About Roger Deakins
Roger Deakins (born 1949), CBE, ASC, BSC, is one of today's most honored cinematographers, renowned for his vast and varied body of work. He has been nominated for an Oscar 15 times and won the award twice for the films Blade Runner 2049 and 1917. He has been given 5 BAFTA awards and been nominated 10 times. Some of his other Oscar nominations are for: Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners and Sicaro; The Coen Brothers' Fargo; Martin Scorsese's Kundun; The Reader; Sam Mendes' Skyfall; and Angelina Jolie's Unbroken, just to name a few. He has also been recognized by his British peers with 11 British Society of Cinematographers (BSC) nominations and 7 wins. His myriad professional honors also two Independent Spirit Awards, numerous Critic's awards and the National Board of Review's Career Achievement Award. In the 2021 New Year Honours he was knighted as a Knight Bachelor.