Wim Wenders, who was born in Dusseldorf in 1945, is internationally renowned primarily for his movies such as “Wings of Desire”, “Pina” or recently “The Salt of the Earth”. But the film maker acknowledges: ‘Photographic work is the other half of my life’.
For decades he has created a photographic oeuvre quite independent of his filmic work, photographs of lonely, at times somewhat bizarre places and landscapes, of settings that have their own story.
On the occasion of his 70th birthday, Museum Kunstpalast is presenting in collaboration with Wenders Images and the Wim Wenders Foundation a selection of approximately 80 large-scale photographs and panorama pictures. The pictures are invariably analogue creations, made without artificial lighting or tripod.
Due to the large scale they are impressive in its simplicity. I learned from the audio tour which is partly told by Wim Wenders himself that photography is all about a good eye and patient. He once stayed for 2 days in a place waiting for the right light on an abandoned ferris wheel. His driver thought he was a mad man.
The exhibition is open until 16 August 2015 in the Kunstpalast in Dusseldorf.
Picture Wim Wenders from his press package