Dog and Mesh Tights

by Daido Moriyama

2015

Signed

£125.00

First edition first impression large format paperback with dustjacket in fine condition, no markings, pages clean, binding firm, signed by Daido to front endpage, jacket in removable protective sleeve, PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

"The title of this book ... came to me suddenly one day recently as I was walking through the streets of the Ikebukuro district of Tokyo. Most of the subjects depicted here are those that I spotted on the streets, on the exterior walls of buildings or lying in the gutter during the course of my everyday life, things that tend to remain unnoticed, obscure corners of largely deserted back alleys, or human figures that linger inconspicuously - things that catch my eye but generally remain unremarked.... I think they can be said to resemble the world as seen through the eye of a dog. It is not a beautiful city of dreams, filled with marvelous scents; rather it is a mundane world overflowing with a confusing interaction of people and things ... It resembles a jigsaw puzzle, but unlike a jigsaw puzzle there is no number to the pieces it contains and no matter how many photographs I may take, it will never be complete. Therefore I have no option but to continue to photograph on a daily basis, adding as many pieces as possible to this unfinished, virtual city."

Publisher getsuyosha