Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Places, Strange and Quiet.

Places, Strange and Quiet. By Wim Wenders. Hatje Cantz, 2011. 124 pp., illustrated throughout, 17,1x20,5cm. Images from here.

Book description:

'You only find what you’re looking for'.

" 'When you travel a lot, and when you love to just wander around and get lost, you can end up in the strangest spots. … I don’t know, it must be some sort of built-in radar that often directs me to places that are strangely quiet, or quietly strange'.

Wim Wenders - painter, actor, writer, and one of the most successful contemporary filmmakers around - has assembled a fascinating series of large-scale photographs taken from 1983 to 2011 in countries all over the world.

From his iconic images of exteriors and buildings to his panoramic depictions of towns and landscapes, this book presents the full range of Wenders’s photography."