Daido Moriyama


Edition : First / Tokyo / Taka Ishii Gallery / 2011 / Hardcover. / Fine
8vo, Unpaginated (ca 32pp). White printed boards. Numerous Black & White plates. Limited to 500 copies.

Scarce book of what Daido considers to be amongst his best work. “One day I was drinking coffee with my girlfriend when I caught a glimpse of her legs, which happened to be in stockings with fishnet tights over the top. I immediately started taking photographs. The shoot was quite natural: I asked my girlfriend to make an occasional pose, but didn’t particularly direct her. I tend not to have feelings or thoughts while I work: I am completely immersed in the visual world of the subject. I took two rolls of film in under an hour, then spent three hours printing the photographs.”

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