Daido Moriyama: Record 35

Publisher Akio Nagasawa


Idea Code 18112

Daido Moriyama reflects on two new photo books. The first, entitled ‘Pretty Woman’, is a recent publication; an “encyclopaedia of Tokyo vulgarities”, as he calls it. The second, the completion of a year-long project by Thames & Hudson to produce a compilation volume of the ‘Record’ journals from 1 to 30. The first five of these were conceived and put together in 1972, but then the project was shelved for quite a long time, until being revived again 2006. For Moriyama, looking repeatedly at these two new photo books at the same time resulted in a bizarre feeling, as if looking at his own photographs and at once watching a totally strange world, full of scenes he had never seen before.

120 p, ills bw, 21 x 28 cm, pb, Japanese/English