I had gotten that far in my writing when Richard Avedon's photo collection "nothing personal“, which I had previously asked a friend to procure, was delivered to my door. I immediately opened it and as I flipped through the pages, I felt as if the faraway sea breeze of the lzu coast was blowing in my face. Yes, for Takuma Nakahira and I (an amateur photographer at the time), this photo collection was a book from our youth. We carried the huge volume to the seashore, and while slowly turning its pages under the brilliant sun, shared countless feelings and talked tirelessly about photography. A pleasant sea breeze in our faces, we talked forever about our photography dreams.
Now that this photo collection has crossed several decades and returned to me at last, my mood has become a bit brighter. With this, I think I'll be dreaming about photography for a while now.
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".
Plexus Co.,Ltd.(Tokyo, Japan) proudly presents Daido Moriyama's lifework series "RECORD" in e-Book for the first time distributing in worldwide scale.
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。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。