The Daido Effect
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Daido Moriyama, Downtown Miami

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.

For me, photography is not a means by which to create beautiful art, but a unique way of encountering genuine reality — Daido Moriyama

Panasonic GF1 — Olympus OM Zuiko 28mm f/3.5 Zone Focus


  1. 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.”

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