Headshot, portrait, street and documentary photographer in NYC and Jersey City

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Legends - Daido Moriyama

Born:

Ikeda, Japan, 1938

Locations:

Japanese cities, primarily Tokyo

Gear:

Ricoh GR

Influences:

Eikoh Hosoe
Eugène Atget
Weegee
William Klein
Shame Tomatsu

“[My] photos are often out of focus, rough, streaky, warped, etc. But if you think about it, a normal human being will in one day perceive an infinite number of images, and some of them are focused upon, others are barely seen out of the corner of one’s eye.”

“I think that the most important thing that photography can do is to relate both the photographer and the viewer’s memories”

“When I go out into the city I have no plan. I walk down one street, and when I am drawn to turn the corner into another, I do. Really I am like a dog: I decide where to go by the smell of things, and when I am tired, I stop.”

Key Publications:

Daido Tokyo

The World through My Eyes

Tales of Tono