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Wim Wenders

Written in the West

1983–2003

In preparation for shooting the film Paris, Texas in late 1983, Wim Wenders traveled the West equipped with a 6 x 7 medium format camera searching out subjects and location that would bring that desolate landscape to life. For several months he drove the empty highways of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California, transfixed by the vastness of a country saturated with light and color and energized by the American cowboy mystique. Even in the twentieth century, it was a landscape that had lost none of its evocative, mythic power. This collection of lush, colorful photographs magnificently displays what Wenders’ practiced eye sought out: dramatic and visually arresting images, haunting vistas, and the poetic dilapidation of a country touched by man but ruled by nature.

Written in the West
Used Bookstore, Butte, Montana, 2000
Written in the West
Joshua and John (behind), Odessa, Texas, 1983
Written in the West
Lounge Painting #1, Gila Bend, Arizona, 1983
Written in the West
Entrance, Houston, Texas, 1983
Written in the West
Evening Near Santa Fé, New Mexico, 1983
Written in the West
Written in the West, 1983
Written in the West
Western World, near Four Corners, California, 1983
Written in the West
Entire Family, Las Vegas, New Mexico, 1983
Written in the West
Ray & Grace, The Devil's Graveyard, Big Bend, Texas, 1983
Written in the West
Restaurant Interior, 1987
Written in the West
Safeway, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1983
Written in the West
Street Corner Butte, Montana, 2003
Written in the West
Sundries, Las Vegas, New Mexico, 1983
Written in the West
2036, Arkansas Pass, Texas, 1983
40°00'00.0"N 113°00'00.0"W

Location: American West, USA

Posted: June 2019
Category: Photography

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