Lips! Lips! Lips! by Daido Moriyama
. First edition. First impression (from an edition of 350) in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Signed and numbered by Daido Moriyama. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About the Book
This is the third entry in a series of photobooks by Daido Moriyama which feature silkscreen-printed, hand-bound canvas covers, following the release of “Pantomime” and “Tights in Shimotakaido.”
True to the title, the typically Daidoyama-esque photographs in this book show lips in any form imaginable. For example, with motifs ranging from snapshots of women kissing to closeups of faces to t-shirts with stylized lips to walls covered in rotting advertisement posters (showing lips) to rooms covered in lip photographs.
Daidō Moriyama is a Japanese photographer, born in 1938 in Osaka. Firstly, he studied photography before moving to Tokyo in 1961. To begin with, he worked as an assistant to Eikoh Hosoe, a Japanese photographer and filmmaker. As a result, he began to produce his own collection of photographs. Afterwards, he ended up depicting the forgotten areas and darker side of cities. Shortly after, Japan Photo-critics awarded him the New Artist Award.
Hence, Moriyama’s images are now known for capturing the breakdown of Japanese tradition. His work captures life during and following the American occupation of Japan after World War II. In particular the effects of industrialisation and the consequential shift in urban life. His images focus on the areas left behind in a rapidly changing city.
He received the Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement from the International Center of Photography in New York in 2004 as well as the Hasselblad Award in 2019.
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