Christopher Doyle: Why I Am Not A Painter and Of The Film (Box Set)

Why I Am Not A Painter 之所以我不是畫家 is a two-volume bilingual artist book by award-winning cinematographer, Christopher Doyle (杜可風).

A deeply personal and poetic interrogation of the filmmaker’s own creative methodologies, Why I Am Not A Painter 之所以我不是畫家 includes over 100 texts, 18 collages, and 5 film stills.

For Christopher Doyle, language is a way to review, refine, and reform. Words come from the creative experience and the cinematic space. They are what the process of film-making suggests to him.

Christopher Doyle is an Australian cinematographer and has worked on over fifty Chinese-language films, being best known for his collaborations with Wong Kar-Wai (王家衛) in Chungking Express, Happy Together, In the Mood for Love and 2046.


Written by Christopher Doyle
Published by MCCM

Language: Bilingual (English & Chinese)
Format (Book One): Softcover 260 pages, full-colour.
Format (Book Two): Softcover 196 pages, full-colour.
Dimensions: 180 x 120 mm
Edition: First
ISBN-13: 9789887723899
Full Title: Why I Am Not A Painter 之所以我不是畫家 and Of The Film 電影這回事 (Box Set)
Publication Date: 2018