Traces of a Diary is a cinematographic travel journal. Through a series of encounters with some of Japan’s most significant photographers, the directors reflect on the nature of creating images, telling stories and the diaristic process.

Filming with two 16mm Krasnogorsk 3 wind-up cameras, Martins and Príncipe value the rawness of spontaneity and contingency over studied treatment. Both a diary and a reflection on the diaristic genre. Traces of a Diary is a personal view on some of today’s most important photographers and the city they photograph. With Daido Moriyama, Nobuyoshi Araki, Takuma Nakahira, Hiromix, Kaiji Syoin, Kohei Yoshiyuki and Gerry Badger.

by André Príncipe and Marco Martins
English and Japanese with English, French and Portuguese subtitles
2010, 74 min., 16mm, B&W, 4/3, Pal / DVD9