Once. Pictures and Stories
Schirmer/Mosel, Munich 2001
“Once upon a time“ is how fairy tales begin. 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.
Once, which was first published in Italy in 1993 is Wim Wenders‘ favorite book.
272 pages, 137 duotone and 88 color illustrations