“I think of filmmaking as a form of communication. Maybe it’s also an art, but that’s for somebody else to decide.”

On his birthday, here is the mighty cinematographer Roger Deakins and nine of his most astonishing shots from Sid and Nancy (1986), Fargo (1996), No Country for Old Men (2007), A Serious Man (2010), Skyfall (2012), Prisoners (2013), Sicario (2015), Hail, Caesar! (2016), and Blade Runner 2049 (2017).