Cinematographer Sir Roger Deakins Joins Us: Discusses Upcoming Photography Exhibit, More

Tomorrow, May 11th, Oscar winning cinematographer Sir Roger Deakins will debut an exhibition of his photography in Las Vegas.

The presentation will be on display from May 11th to June 23rd, at the FAS44 Gallery at 4044 Dean Martin Drive.

Mr. Deakins has worked on some of the great films in cinema history, including A Beautiful Mind, Fargo and No Country for Old Men.

The two-time Academy Award winner, in the Best Cinematography category for the movies Blade Runner 2049 and 1917, joined us on CYInterview to talk about what people can expect from his photography exhibition in Las Vegas. Here is what he shared:

“They’re just very personal photographs I’ve taken over the years. We, my wife and I did a book during the pandemic, a book called Byways, published a book of photographs I’ve just taken, various points of my life that’s all. They’re very simple photographs and that led to a couple of exhibitions and yeah, this is about the fifth exhibition we’ve done, yeah, in different places.”

Last year, the English native was knighted by then Prince Charles, now King Charles III. Mr. Deakins is the first cinematographer to receive the title. He reflected on his memories of that day:

“What I take from it is that we went to Windsor Castle and as I was leaving, after having talked to Charles for quite a bit, as I was leaving the room, one of the members of this little orchestra in the corner, one of the members of the orchestra, put down his instrument and just put a clap to, gave me the thumbs up. I really remember things like that because it’s those little moments that they take with you.”

Below you can hear more from Oscar winning cinematographer Sir Roger Deakins. He reflects on his career, what the Academy Awards mean to him and much more.

You can watch the entire CYInterview below:

You can find more information about the FAS44 gallery by clicking here.

You can find more information about Roger Deakins by clicking here.

A photography from Roger Deakins