Ever since I saw his work in an SFMOMA retrospective in 1999, Daido Moriyama has been one of my favorite photographers. His grainy, high-contrast images turn glimpses of everyday life into a kind of gritty cinematic fantasy, complete with dark motel rooms and flashing neon signs.

Until I saw his photographs, I never understood the value of taking a picture of a picture – a cultural echo that has been repeated in pixel form again and again.

{source: Filippo Venturi}


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