As part of the Craft of Cinema Sessions at Ingensteds. A whole Friday dedicated to the filmmaking process and the art of cinema at Ingensteds.
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“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.” – Roger A Deakins
BYWAYS includes previously unpublished personal black-and-white stills that reflect a life spent looking and telling stories through images, from 1971 to the present. After graduating from college, Roger spent a year photographing life in rural North Devon on a commission for the Beaford Arts Centre; these images attest to a keenly ironic English sensibility, and also serve as a record of a time and place of vanished post-war Britain.
Although photography has remained one of Roger’s few hobbies, more often it is an excuse for him to spend hours just walking, his camera over his shoulder, with no particular purpose but to observe. 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.
The moderated conversation with Roger and his wife and long time collaborator James Ellis Deakins aims to dig into the life and methods of being a photographer, and the differences, similarities and challenges to a life as a cinematographer. How does personality and your own style and artistic vision/personality shine through in the collaborative art of making cinema, compared to the more lonely process of being a still photographer.
There will be an exclusive book-signing after the conversation.
Tronsmo Bookstore is present to sell the book.
Byways is published by Damiani - A specialist publisher in art and photography publications.