Darius Khondji (Seven) is a singular voice in cinematography. Now, an exclusive book details his process and work. Check it out!
There's a new book out called Conversations with Darius Khondji. It details his life, work, and what inspires each of his projects. Khondji is the cinematographer behind projects like Seven, Amour, Midnight in Paris, Delicatessen, and Okja.
His visuals have inspired a generation and now you can read about his process and ideas.
The book, by Jordan Mintzer, is explained this way:
"From his early childhood in Iran to his cinephile origins in Paris, from his first Polaroids of New York City in the late ‘70s to his training as a camera assistant, from his feature debut in France to his arrival in Hollywood, from his experiences with world-renown directors and actors to his work with artists and photographers, the book follows Khondji’s evolution as a cameraman alongside the evolution of movies and images from the 1960s to the present."
Conversations contains massive color spreads that go into detail about lighting, camera operating, film processing, color correcting, lens selection, digital photography, and the actual job of being a cinematographer.
The book is divided into chapters that trace the different phases of Khondji’s filmography. It's nice to be able to track his journey top to bottom, and the behind the scenes photos and Polaroids really expand on our knowledge of his world.