Alain Resnais and Jorge Semprun, REPERAGES, 1974

Cover back and front

Cover back and front


French movie director Alan Resnais took photographic ‘notes’ of potential locations for various planned film projects. The images were taken between 1948 and 1971 in London, New York, Hiroshima, Italy, Scotland, and Paris, Lyon, Nevers and Autun in France. This obviously is the reason for the landscape format of the images. The printing quality is rather poor which ironically only adds to the atmosphere of this mid-seventies publication. Some of these locations were finally used, others not, but this book somehow compensates for this, and these empty stages encourage us to imagine our own stories.

5 pages text by Jorge Semprun

Published by Éditions du Chêne in 1974

Hard cover

App. 29.6 x  19.9 cm

168 pages