Nobuyoshi Araki and Daido Moriyama are two of the most famous contemporary Japanese photographers. Nobuyoshi Araki is the bad boy, he likes colors and controversy, on the other hand Daido Moriyama shots almost always en b&w and his pictures are sad and melancholic. Daido Moriyama was friend with Yukio Mishima, and he confesses that his photographic style is very influenced by his melodramatic novels.
Daido Moriyama has been taking Tokyo’s pictures since 60 years ago, his pictures are one of the best ways to travel back to the past in to the post-war years of Japan. This weekend I visited the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum Of Photography where there is a great Daido Moriyama exhibition until the 29th of this month . Go if you have the opportunity.
Here there are some Daido Moriyama’s pictures I found goggling Daido Moriyama and 森山大道.