Wim Wenders og Leica M8

Wim Wenders er en personlig favoritt, blant annet på grunn av filmer som "Der Himmel über Berlin" og "Paris, Texas". Wenders er imidlertid også en meritert fotograf, og denne reklamen for Leica treffer meg på hjemmebane:

"Photography enables you to grasp a place first time round. In fact, photography often tends to become impossible in a place you're already familiar with. Going back somewhere seldom accompanies a desire to take photos.... Photography is a means of exploration, it's a vital part of travel, almost as essential as a car or a plane. The photo camera makes arrival in a place possible.

Behind the photos is a wish to look at something (regarder) and to preserve it (garder). The french word gets it nicely -
re-garder. The photos Walker Evans took in the Depression were just that: preserving something that was going to disappear in three of four years' time, in your eye and in your memory."

Fra Written in the West.