Daniel Schmid | inspirations

In 1999, Swiss director Daniel Schmid issued the book A Smuggler’s Life. While it featured essays by Shiguéhiko Hasumi, Gary Indiana and others, much of the book was taken up with a scrapbook of the filmmaker’s career and inspirations, including photos of associates like Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Werner Schroeter and cover star Ingrid Caven. One of the most appealing elements is a set of hand-coloured postcards which Schmid collected, whose subjects range from the Tokyo subway to whirling dervishes.

Further reading
Review: Daniel Schmid – Le chat qui pense
The second reel

One comment

  1. It’s hard to work out which if these are works of whimsy and which are true to life. I want to believe in the mammoth pear!

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