Tuesday, Dec 05, 2023 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
A Cappella Books
208 Haralson Avenue NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
OUR IN-STORE BOOKSIGNING EVENT IS AT CAPACITY. HOWEVER, YOU MAY STILL RESERVE A SIGNED COPY OF "BYWAYS" FOR PICKUP OR SHIPPING VIA THE PREORDER LINK BELOW.
ADMISSION TO OUR INSTORE SIGNING IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
A Cappella Books is honored to welcome Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins and his wife and collaborator James Deakins for a special in-store book signing event on Tuesday, December 5, from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM.
Event Guidelines (Know Before You Go)
-Admission to the signing and photo line requires the purchase of a copy of Roger Deakins's photography book, "Byways," from A Cappella Books via the preorder link below or at the event.
-To ensure that the signing line moves quickly, we ask that purchasers have no more than one other person with them in line.
-In addition to your copy of "Byways," a limit of ONE non-book item, such as film posters, DVDs, and other memorabilia will be permitted to bring to Mr. Deakins for his signature.
-Photos will be allowed from the line only; we will have booksellers on hand to take your picture with Mr. Deakins at the signing table.
PLEASE NOTE: Street parking in Inman Park is extremely limited. We recommend using Uber, Lyft or taking MARTA. A Cappella Books is a short walk from the Inman Park MARTA Station and Little 5 Points.
If you cannot attend, we will keep your signed copy of "Byways" at the counter for pick-up, or you may contact us to have it shipped.
About the Book
"Byways" is the first monograph on the photographic work of iconic Oscar-winning cinematographer Sir Roger A. Deakins. Beautifully designed and produced by Bologna's Damiani Editore, it presents one hundred and fifty-five previously unpublished black and white photographs spanning five decades, from 1971 to the present.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 Southwest England's rural North Devon 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 while also documenting a vanishing postwar Britain. A second suite of images expresses Deakins' love of the seaside. The book's third - and final - collection is of landscapes photographed all over the world while traveling for his cinematic work, in which that same irony remains evident".
About Roger Deakins
Sir Roger Alexander Deakins CBE is an English cinematographer best known for his collaborations with directors such as the Coen Brothers, Sam Mendes, Martin Scorsese, Alex Cox, Frank Darabont, Denis Villeneuve, and more. Deakins has been admitted to both the British Society of Cinematographers and to the American Society of Cinematographers. He is the recipient of five BAFTA Awards for Best Cinematography, and has had fifteen nominations and two wins for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. His best-known works include "The Shawshank Redemption," "Fargo," "O Brother, Where Art Thou"?, "A Beautiful Mind," "Skyfall," "Sicario," "Blade Runner 2049", and "1917" - the last two of which earned him Academy Awards.
About James Deakins
James Ellis Deakins is the creative work partner of Roger Deakins. Born on the east coast of the United States, she double majored in college in Latin and Greek, doing a graduate course in Latin as an undergraduate. Once out of school, she began her film work in New York City as a film lab technician at DuArt Film Laboratories and then a script supervisor in production.
After moving to Los Angeles, she met Roger Deakins on a film set and their creative collaboration began. Eventually relinquishing the role of script supervisor to more fully enter into their collaborative partnership, she and Roger developed their unique working style which has continued to evolve as they enter into new enterprises including a podcast (“Team Deakins”), a website and a book of still photography. James’ natural affinity with technology proved essential when productions moved from the use of film capture to digital. Team Deakins create their approach and plan to a film together. James oversees the many details that need to be coordinated which allows Roger to focus on capturing the visual. Working together, James and Roger have strived to create memorable images as well as share their knowledge with others.