Wes Anderson has written a foreword for a book of photography inspired by his trademark style

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Wes Anderson has written the foreword for a book dedicated to his trademark shooting style.
Wes Anderson has written the foreword for a book dedicated to his trademark shooting style.

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  • Filmmaker Wes Anderson has written the foreword for the new "Accidentally Wes Anderson" photobook from the popular Instagram account inspired by his trademark quirky aesthetic.

  • Anderson writes that the photographs in the book were "taken by people I have never met," and of places he has "never seen but I must say: I intend to."

  • The photobook was officially authorized by Anderson and will feature over 200 landmarks from across the world.

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The popular Instagram account @accidentallywesanderson, dedicated to documenting real-life locations which capture Wes Anderson's trademark visual aesthetic, is publishing a book, and the legendary director has penned the foreword.

In a snippet of the book shared with Dazed magazine, Wes Anderson writes: "The photographs in this book were taken by people I have never met, of places and things I have, almost without exception, never seen – but I must say: I intend to.

"Wally Koval and his collaborators have put together both a very entertaining collection of images and also an especially alluring travel guide (at least in the opinion of this actual Wes Anderson)."

The photobook, which has been authorized by the director himself, will show over 200 quirky and visually striking Anderson-esque landmarks across the world.

Each image, just like on the Instagram account, will be accompanied by an origins story, detailing the history of the location, how it came to be, as well as the people who live or work there.

Author of the book Wally Koval created the Instagram account in 2017, and since then has amassed over one million followers who send him thousands of submissions each week — including Anderson, who exclusively shared the artwork for his last film "Isle of Dogs" on the Instagram account.

In an interview with Passion Passport, Koval explained that the beauty of his account is that the "distinctive design and unique narrative," inspired by Anderson's singular aesthetic, can be found "literally anywhere in the world."

This book will hopefully tide over Anderson fans who were anticipating his new film, "The French Dispatch," which was scheduled for an October release, but has been delayed indefinitely due to the coronvairus pandemic.

"The French Dispatch" will be Anderson's 10th feature film and first live-action film since "The Grand Budapest Hotel," which won four Oscars.

Timothée Chalamet will feature in Wes Anderson's new film "The French Dispatch."
Timothée Chalamet will feature in Wes Anderson's new film "The French Dispatch."

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The film follows the French bureau of a fictional 20th-century American magazine, inspired by the real-life stories of New Yorker journalists, and features a host of stars including Timothée Chalamet, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Jeffrey Wright, and Saoirse Ronan.

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