The World Through My Eyes by Daido Moriyama 

Daido Moriyama is one of our all-time favorite street photographers, the Japanese photographer is famous for his painstaking approach to walking the same street over and over to find new views of life. 

That doesn’t mean that he’s spent his whole life on one street, just that he goes deeper than most photographers dare into the life in front of him. 

About The World Through My Eyes

The World Through My Eyes

In The World Through My Eyes, Moriyama is albout the darker side of urban Japanese life, something rarely seen by outsiders who tend to latch on to tourist highlights on the nation.

He explores how the industrialization of the 60s and 70s began to encroach on traditional life and values in Japan and how what remains has been affected for better or worse.

Why We Love The World Through My Eyes

Moriyama’s habit of shooting the same scene over and over means that each image is brought to you with real clarity of intent and the emotion trapped on the page is so vibrant for the viewer. 

There’s no color, to reflect the darker tone of the content, but it’s not missed, the power of the image is totally undiluted. 

Final Thoughts On The World Through My Eyes

Daido Moriyama is considered to be one of Japan’s greatest photographic treasures and in The World Through My Eyes it becomes very obvious as to why. We adore this book.

If you’re looking for other great works of street photographer we can recommend Where I Find Myself, The Americans and Vivian Maier: Street Photographer

Grab a copy online here and here.

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