Roger Deakins is one of the best cinematographers ever to grace this earth. His name conjures up lasting images and landmark films. Deakins made a name for himself inside cinema, but on the outside, he was a very accomplished still photographer himself.
Now, Deakins is publishing a book called BYWAYS. It includes previously unpublished black-and-white stills from his personal collection from 1971 to the present.
Deakins said in a statement, "My work as a cinematographer is a collaborative experience and, at least when a film is successful, the results are seen by a wide audience. On the other hand, I have rarely shared my personal photographs and never as a collection."
His website goes on to describe the book's contents, saying, "Some of the images in this book, such as those from Rapa Nui, New Zealand, and Australia, he took whilst traveling with James. Others are images that caught his eye as walked on a weekend, or catching the last of the light at the end of a day’s filming whilst working on projects in cities such as Berlin or Budapest, on Sicario in New Mexico, Skyfall in Scotland, and in England on 1917."
I'm excited to check this out and to see the world through Deakins' eyes.
This is a must-have for any Deakins fan. Are you excited?