Beyond the Canyon: Inside Epic California Homes (Hardcover)
An industry insider's look at glamorous, eccentric, captivating, and storied modern homes that embody California cool
For more than twenty years, globe-trotting English-born, Los Angeles–based photographer Roger Davies has shot stunning, luxurious, and unique residences by the world’s most acclaimed designers and architects for the most prestigious magazines.
In Beyond the Canyon, he trains his camera on residences in the Golden State, his adopted home, driving the coast to shoot interiors from Malibu to Marin County, Laurel Canyon to Rancho Mirage. Davies takes readers into the often glamorous, always compelling homes of the artists, film directors, actors, interior designers, art collectors, and others who lend the West Coast its cachet.
Across the variety of spaces represented—among them legacy works by midcentury masters John Lautner, A. Quincy Jones, and Craig Ellwood, and contemporary designs by Tadao Ando and Frank Gehry—he captures the essence of California living in his portraits of spectacular spaces and breathtaking views, all bathed in a warm glow.
As one of the world's top photographers of interiors, Davies's work has appeared in many interior design and architecture monographs. In Beyond the Canyon, his own first book, he provides in his own words a rare behind-the-scenes, industry insider's experience of photographing the stunning residences.
About the Author
Roger Davies is an English-born photographer living in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, with his wife and son. Davies shoots interiors and portraits, collaborating on projects with the world’s leading interior designers and architects, alongside talented editors, writers, stylists, and producers. His work has been widely featured in and on numerous covers of such publications as Architectural Digest, Wallpaper*, Elle Decor, Galerie, Vogue Living, and Veranda. His photographs have also appeared in the monographs of designers and studios such as Nate Berkus, Suzanne Tucker, Tichenor & Thorp, Nickey Kehoe, KAA Design, Marmol Radziner, and Tadao Ando.
'From film directors to interior designers, Malibu to Marin County, Davies gives an insider look (with plenty of eye candy!) into the glamorous dwellings of some of the industry's finest.' - House Beautiful
'The eye of photographer Roger Davies and the allure of important California houses is a sublime combination.' - Interiors Magazine
'This impressive tome is a visual feast looking ‘inside epic California homes.' - Wallpaper*
'Davies has set the bar high when it comes to residential photography. In his own first book, he captures stunning Golden State homes–by legends like Frank Gehry, A. Quincy Jones, John Lautner and more–in his signature warm, inviting style.' - Modern Luxury California Interiors
'What a beautiful book.' - Michael S. Smith
'With this sun-soaked new book, acclaimed photographer Roger Davies has written a love letter to the homes of California’s Gold Coast. The tome, Davies’ first, includes breathtaking residences by Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando, and more.' - Elle Decor
'The top photographer’s luxurious new monograph highlights 19 California homes from Malibu to Marin Country . . . each page filled with modern glamour—from homes of high-profile clients like Drew Barrymore and Sir Elton John to those crafted by renowned architects such as Tadao Ando and Frank Gehry.' - Galerie Magazine
“Roger’s masterly sense of perspective ties everything together visually in a cohesive and rewarding way. . . His insider's account of life on the other side of the camera lens is fascinating and well told, detailing the trials and tribulations as well as the joys and pleasures in his perpetual search for ‘hero shots'. Beyond the Canyon is an enjoyable addition to the growing Californian canon of architecture.” – House & Garden