Bruce Weber. Curated by Dimitri Levas, Nathaniel Kilcer and Sherri Wasserman. Designed by Sam Shahid.
Tokyo. The True Gallery. 2005. First edition. Stapled wrappers, with large cotton stitching to spine. 74 pages. Predominately full-page b&w photographs. 310 x 220mm (12¼ x 8¾"). 0.5kg. 0970574584. English, with Japanese translation. Fine.
The scarce catalogue for an exhibition in Tokyo of photographs related to Weber's films. Images from the filming of Let's Get Lost, Broken Noses, Gentle Giants, Chop Suey, and a Pet Shop Boys video are accompanied by photos of actors and directors who inspire Weber. The cast of characters include Matt Dillon, River Phoenix, Robert Mitchum, Michelangelo Antonioni, Martin Scorsese, Francis and Sophia Ford Coppola, and a very young Leonardo DiCaprio. The book begins with a bittersweet essay by Weber written in tribute to River Phoenix. It is accompanied by poignant photos of the actor, the seeds of an "imaginary film" that Weber never got to make.