Twin Peaks is pretty much the best show ever. We know this because every time we mention it around here the Google Analytics machine goes into overdrive and starts spitting out ca$sh-money. Seems that 20 years since Agent Cooper charmed us with coffee and cherry pie, we’re still looking to dig a little deeper into David Lynch’s small town Americana. And now we have previously unreleased promo photos to help.
Shot by a publicist named Paula K Shimatsu-u, these images were originally going to be used with press releases for the show. According to Shimatsu-u she wasn’t a trained photographer or anything, she just happened to be on set and have a camera with her. "I still don't know what an f-stop is," she explained in an interview with Wired. "I relied on my automatic camera, and for shooting in low light levels with no flash allowed, I think I got some pretty superb images."
The photos may be amazing, but they never ended up being used and sat in a draw for almost two decades. Paula has compiled the images and memories from the show into a self-published book titled Northwest Passage
– the original name for the show.
For the most authentic Twin Peaks experience we recommend you make yourself some cherry pie and a cup of black coffee to accompany the book and/or image gallery above.
Here’s a recipe for cherry pie
. We’re assuming you know how to make a coffee.