Edition : First / Tokyo / Parco / 1994 / Softcover. / VG+ 8vo, 206pp. Printed wraps in slipcase. Numerous Colour plates. Text in Japanese.
His own favourite book. “Wim Wenders’ picture stories are made of stories with photos ‘ or photos with stories. ‘Once” is how these forty-four autobiographical sketches all start. Written like pop lyrics in a laconic, rythmic prose, they capture experiences significant and insignificant during his trips around the word on the search for and on the way to the locations of his movies. The stories are visually complemented by photographs taken on the road that evoked ‘ sometimes many years later ‘ memories of people, situations, glimpses. Travel and photo diary in one, Wenders’ picture stories relate the encounters, views, and impressions of a filmmaker inspired by the poetry oft he eye and the melody oft he speech.”