Believe it or not, the great Roger Deakins doesn't have a style, but yet we are inspired by his visual work. In this video you will hear this from his own mouth and you will find a few other cinematography gems.
Director of Photography Roger Deakins is one of the most well known in the movie industry today. He's one of the few cinematographers that share knowledge online on his own website and personally answers questions in his forum. Tips based on experience from anyone who has been long enough in the craft are always welcome for us who are still in the beginning of our journey. Every cinematographer has their own path and philosophy which sometimes may not resonate with our understanding.
One of the things Deakins shares is that he doesn't have a style, and he's glad about it. This is something that I've always thought one should have and obviously there's nothing wrong with. After listening to his explanation I also agreed with his point of view. Every movie is different and may require a unique method to shape the visuals without having to use the same lighting preferences of yours just for the sake of having a signature look. I hope you will enjoy his other tips too and apply them in your work whether it's photography or video.