Roger Deakins is a cinematographer who’s worked on films such as The Shawshank Redemption, No Country for Old Men, Sicario, Skyfall, and many others that you’ve probably seen and loved. He has 13 Academy Award nominations for best cinematography and is responsible for so many beautiful shots and gorgeous films over the years that it’s obvious that he’s one of the most brilliant directors of photography ever. Just take a look at some of his work.
In this video from H. Perry Orton for One Perfect Shot, we see one of Deakins’ signature shots: the silhouette. Horton explains that Deakins is able to use the silhouette shot in a variety of ways (urgency, fragility, resolve, etc.) depending on the film. In the video collection below, you can see how stunning they all are.