Wim Wenders: Instant Stories (paperback edition)
Thames & Hudson, 2021
Instant Stories is a photographic road movie of the acclaimed director’s early years, as he rose to global fame with films such as The Scarlet Letter, Alice in the Cities, Wrong Move, Kings of the Road and The American Friend. Here are portraits of friends, actors and personal heroes; souvenirs of places and events from the life of a young travelling filmmaker; impressions of his first trips to the US, shots of movie icons on American TV screens, the cinemas of provincial Germany in the 1970s, and much more. Wenders’s instant photographs are interwoven with his own stories, memories and flights of fancy that weave the images into an intimate and poetic journey.