Daido Moriyama In Color
The colour photographs taken by one of the leading figures in contemporary Japanese photography in a special, luxury edition that includes an original print by Moriyama signed by the artist.
For the first time, the colour photographs realised by Daido Moriyama, one of the leading figures in contemporary Japanese photography. An extraordinary limited-edition artist book edited by Filippo Maggia, intended for all collectors searching for the magic of a precious and extraordinary product destined over time to grow in value. Considered one of the great masters of contemporary Japanese photography, Daido Moriyama is a lone traveller whose black-and-white images recount visions and worlds hidden just beneath the surface of reality. However, there are many sides to his practice: here for the first time, over 250 colour photographs taken between the 1960s and the 1970s. A constant flow of images that is often frenetic or suddenly suspended, following the rhythm of an unfettered, restless life spent travelling the roads of the world.
Yokusuka. Moriyama’s “iconic” image—the young girl running down a narrow alleyway, like the ones still found in Shinjuku—celebrates the inquisitive, restless and untiring spirit of this Japanese master: his insatiable quest, his ability to see beyond, always ready to face the repeated stimuli of a city, an uncontrolled vortex. “I think my photography practice consists in capturing some of these subjects from among the muddle.”
Each copy comes in a black cloth slipcase designed especially for this special edition. Limited to 100 copies.
Hardback: 480 Pages
Product Dimensions: 350 x 450 mm
Published by Skira