Here’s a blast from the past that I wanted to bring up again as its extremely inspirational more so now with the X100S. Its inspired by the the great Daido Moriyama but on a Fujifilm X100. Note: This video is rated “R” for nudity content.
Daido Moriyama once said “when I go out into the city I have no plan. I walk down one street, and when I am drawn to turn the corner into another, I do. Really I am like a dog. I decide where to go by the smell of things, and when I am tired, I stop.” Talk about simplifying things, it’s really that simple – trust your instincts, simplify your gear, and enjoy your photography. Some of my Favorite Ricoh GR articles Ricoh GR: Storytelling at its best Ricoh GR: Tribute to Daido Moriyama Ricoh GR: Love Letter to the GR Daido Moriyama uses the Ricoh GR Ricoh GR: My first gallery Ricoh GR: Street Photography Tutorial
Following an inbound link from a Japanese site over to my site is no easy task. So what do. I immediately turned to Google translate and started perusing around until one link lead to another and I stumbled by chance with the content below. It turns out Daido Moriyama had a pre-production GR and was already busy at work. Moriyama just started a new project(this May) which will lead to an exhibition in Okinawa in January 2014 and shot exclusively with the Ricoh GR. Great news! Translated text via Google Translate Daido Moriyama photographer appeared as a guest in the presentation. Moriyama that participated for the first time in the event the manufacturer, using a prototype of GR already. He said, “very different it’s take. Gloom may shutter response is quick and Discussant. Glad to those to snap a city like me” he said. Moriyama that I use to buy the GR series all the way from the founder of the silver salt GR. There is something that comes suddenly with something like. First impression …
The master of the compact camera, Daido Moriyama, is truly an inspirational documentary photographer. His grittiness, pouring his soul on processing, are just but a few of the many characteristics that define this living great. With that said, I delved into Silver Efex to create a custom preset for the Ricoh GR and these are the initial results. As always, presets are not the end all be all of processing but only serve as a starting point to get really intimate with the image.
Great insights into the master of the compact camera ― Daido Moriyama. A wonderful video, all 12 minutes, as he shares his insights into his world, the compact camera, and yes, the Ricoh GR Digital series of camera.
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
I recently received an email about what I’m doing with the Ricoh GRD III and questions of the sort as: 1. How is it? 2. What settings etc. So I figured I’d write a post with one of the styles I’m currently using, we’ll call it “Daido Style.”
Photos are not only the images you consciously take . . . once you recognize them as photos, these are photos. Daido Moriyama “Stray Dog of Tokyo”