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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

Roger has always thought about doing it – and he had finally has! He is publishing a book of his still photography. He has rarely shown his still work.

BYWAYS includes previously unpublished personal black-and-white stills that reflect a life spent looking and telling stories through images, from 1971 to the present.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.

BYWAYS IS AVAILABLE FOR ORDER through these links!



ART BOOK (US) from Monday July 12th





AND – once we get our hands on some books, we will be running a giveaway on the site. You will be able to sign up and be entered in a drawing for one of the two books we’ll be giving away! And Roger will sign it before we ship!

Our Team Deakins Instagram account (@team.deakins) will be going into more detail in the upcoming weeks!


Byways book cover