森山大道(もりやま だいどう)/写真家。1938年10月10日、大阪府生まれ。岩宮武二スタジオを経て細江英公の助手となり、1964年より独立。ハイコントラストで粒子の粗い“アレ・ブレ・ボケ”と称される独自のスタイルを確立し、世界的にも高い評価を得る。近年の写真集に『NAGISA』『LABYRINTH』(Akio Nagasawa Publishing)、『カラー』『モノクロ』(月曜社)、『実験室からの眺め』(河出書房新社)など。
Last April I went to Los Angeles.
L.A. means for me, more than anything else, the staggering view from Beverly Hills down on the city; the downtown area around the “Mexican street” with its various tasty smells; Little Tokyo, a neighborhood that could have been used as a movie set; and finally, the Santa Monica Pier amusement park further down on the coast.
Each and every day was a hot and sunny one, and the light and wind, the people and places, and just about everything else I saw just seemed to be screaming "Los Angeles" at me. So loud it almost made me laugh.
As a matter of course, in between the various businesses I had to do I found enough time to make a few trips to the places mentioned above, so l did get my fair share of L.A. style enjoyment.
When returning to Tokyo after all that, I found the cherry blossoms already falling.
Daidō Moriyama (Moriyama Daidō, born October 10, 1938) is a Japanese photographer noted for his images depicting the breakdown of traditional values in post-war Japan.
Born in Ikeda, Osaka, Daidō Moriyama studied photography under Takeji Iwamiya before moving to Tokyo in 1961 to work as an assistant to Eikoh Hosoe. He produced a collection of photographs, on "Nippon gekijō shashinchō" Though not exclusively, Moriyama predominantly takes high contrast, grainy, black and white photographs within the Shinjuku area of Tokyo, often shot from odd angles. Moriyama's photography has been influenced by Seiryū Inoue, Shōmei Tōmatsu, William Klein, Andy Warhol, Eikoh Hosoe, the Japanese writer Yukio Mishima, the dramatist Shūji Terayama, and Jack Kerouac's "On the Road".
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