Daido Moriyama - Journey For Something
Galerie Alex Daniels
Weteringschans 79 A
1017 RX Amsterdam
T: +31 20 627 28 32
With an eye for the unusual or the absurd, there is a playful edge to Moriyama’s work that brings to mind the surrealist photographers of the 1920s. His extensive oeuvre has been for the most part a love letter to Tokyo where businessmen, tourists, prostitutes and hipsters jostle the brightly lit streets. His strikingly grainy black and white images harness this cocktail of rawness and power, its electric energy and its seedy underbelly. Largely shot with a small hand-held automatic camera, Moriyama’s work is often partially out of focus or shot on a diagonal, resulting in certain spontaneity and disorientating looseness that at times can mask his rigorous aesthetic.
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