Daido Moriyama | Shinjuku

Posted: December 17th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Books, Film, Photography, Quotes

One of my favorite single series is Daido Moriyama’s book of wanderings in the Shinjuku neighborhood of Tokyo. Viewing his fractured, scattered, shattered images is to embark on a journey as a furtive outsider, stalking the streets, seeking prey in alleys, noodle shops and sex bars.

Shinjuku, Daido Moriyama

Shinjuku, Daido Moriyama

As long as I can walk, I will continue wandering the streets.

-Daido Moriyama

Shinjiku, Daido Moriyama

Shinjuku, Daido Moriyama

I want to express the realness of Japan. I want to show what is really going on.

-Daido Moriyama

Shinjuku, Daido Moriyama

Shinjuku, Daido Moriyama

I’m not always a stray dog. Sometimes I’m a cat or an insect.

-Daido Moriyama

Shinjuku, Daido Moriyama

The cover of the limited signed edition of Shinjuku, Daido Moriyama

The streets are my territory and I still wander them aimlessly with my camera.

-Daido Moriyama


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