The colour photographs taken by one of the leading figures in contemporary Japanese photography in a special, luxury edition that includes an original print by Moriyama signed by the artist.
For the first time, the colour photographs realised by Daido Moriyama, one of the leading figures in contemporary Japanese photography. An extraordinary limited-edition artist book edited by Filippo Maggia, intended for all collectors searching for the magic of a precious and extraordinary product destined over time to grow in value. Considered one of the great masters of contemporary Japanese photography, Daido Moriyama is a lone traveller whose black-and-white images recount visions and worlds hidden just beneath the surface of reality. However, there are many sides to his practice: here for the first time, over 250 colour photographs taken between the 1960s and the 1970s. A constant flow of images that is often frenetic or suddenly suspended, following the rhythm of an unfettered, restless life spent travelling the roads of the world. Self-portrait. The self-portrait is a recurrent theme in Moriyama’s photography. And yet the pictures in which he actually appears are rare: rather, his shadow bears witness to the moment, as if that experience of a handful of minutes or a few days needed to be certified. As if a chapter of his never-ending story, of his infinite wanderings included, now and then, a pause as if to say “now, I’m here”. Daido Moriyama (born 1938) is one of the most important living photographers and photobook makers. His work can be found in the collections of many major museums. Filippo Maggia is currently researcher in the Photography Department of the Royal College of Art. 3 limited editions with 3 different photos - 100 copies each Each edition contains a framed original and signed photograph (32.5 x 42.5 cm / image 19.5 x 24.6 cm) and the book Daido Moriyama in Color. Now and Never Again. Each copy comes in a black cloth slipcase designed especially for this special edition (45 x 35 cm).