Welcome to The DW Archive

David Watkin – Oscar-winning Cinematographer and avid collector of books and music – intended his personal papers and miscellany to be archived after his death, entrusting friends to help with this task. This website is the result of that wish.

If you can contribute any further stories, anecdotes or records of David Watkin’s life and talent, the editors, Chris Mullen and Rachael Adams would be thrilled to hear from you.

Copies of the two volumes of David’s autobiographies, ‘Why is there only One Word for Thesaurus?‘ and ‘Was Clara Schumann a Fag Hag?‘ can be purchased from Amazon.