Last year, I published “Stray Dog of Tokyo thoughts” which really helped set the tone into documentary photography. If you have not watch this great film of a living legend then I suggest you do. Stray Dog of Tokyo will give you a new perspectives into what documentary photography is all about. It is no secret my favorite street photographer is Daido Moriyama. Something happened to me when I discovered Daido, all of a sudden I discovered a whole new world. A world in which everything is fair game and the need to document my surroundings was now an actual genre I wanted to dive in. His famous quote resonates in mind as I photograph; so much, I decided to make a translation in japanese as the site’s header banner and off course its own category titled appropriately — The Daido Effect.
Published on January 1, 2012
I’ve always liked this quote by Robert Frank that I have posted on my blog. Very similar in a way to Daido’s –
“I’m always looking outside, trying to look inside.
Trying to tell something that’s true.
But maybe nothing is really true.
Except what’s out there.”
Nice Keith! RF is the man as well, so iconic, so raw, always a pleasure. Cheers!