Join author and Oscar-winning cinematographer Sir Roger A. Deakins for a signing of his new book, Byways. Byways is the first monograph by the legendary cinematographer, best known for his collaborations with directors such as the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes, and Denis Villeneuve. Byways includes previously unpublished black-and-white photographs spanning five decades, from 1971 to the present.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, and document a now-vanished postwar Britain. A second suite of images expresses Deakins’s 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.
Tickets are $55; includes access to the event and a signed copy of the book. Guests must have a ticket to attend the event.
The book signing will be held on the Schwartz Mezzanine, outside the David Geffen Theater, on January 29 from 1pm to 3pm.
Sir Roger A. Deakins (b. U.K., 1949), CBE, ASC, BSC, is one of today’s most acclaimed cinematographers. Nominated for an Oscar 15 times, he has won the award twice for the films Blade Runner 2049 (2007) and 1917 (2019). He has been nominated 10 times for BAFTAs, winning five. Other Oscar nominations include Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners (2013), the Coen brothers’ Fargo (1996), Martin Scorsese’s Kundun (1997), Stephen Daldry’s The Reader (2008), Sam Mendes’s Skyfall (2012), and Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken (2014). His British colleagues have honored him with 11 nominations and seven wins at British Society of Cinematographers events. His career accolades also include two Independent Spirit Awards, numerous critics’ awards, and the Career Achievement Award from the National Board of Review. In 2020, he and his wife and collaborator James Ellis Deakins, started a podcast called Team Deakins dedicated to the world of film. Deakins’s photographs have been exhibited in the US and Europe. In February 2022, he was knighted by Prince Charles for outstanding service to film. Byways (2021) is his first monograph.