The Quest - a photographic journey based on the novel Night train to Lisbon
One day I read Pascal Mercier's novel Night train to Lisbon. Immediately after reading the first page it blows my mind. I am, as it were, sucked into the book and read it in one breath. The tone of the book touches me, but above all it is the main character, a classical language teacher from Bern, who grabs me. From one moment to the next he gives up his familiar life and literally and figuratively goes on a journey. My desire has been touched: I immediately know that I want to visualize this book.
"It is very special to see my novel Night Train to Lisbon in truly beautiful images. The pictures are just marvellous: so intensive, so original. With these images and quotes from the novel, the reader will experience in a very different way how the search for answers to the existential questions of life can look like. To think that it was my book that prompted your journey is something stunning and overwhelming. Can there be anything more rewarding for a writer?"