1986. Item #4036
Influenced by Japanese experimentalists such as filmmaker Shuji Terayama and writer Yukio Mishima, Daido Moriyama (b. 1938) is a Japanese photographer known for documenting the landscape and people of neighborhoods left behind by technological and industrial progress. His photos, often out-of-focus, grainy, and and shot in high-contrast, rejected traditional compositional values and revolutionized Japanese street photography. Among the most well-known Japanese photographers of the post-war period, his work has proved to be immensely influential on photographers up to the present.
Taken in the mid-1980s, this photograph of a vintage camera and an alarm clock side by side on an even surface is among a body of Moriyama’s photographs that document everyday objects. It was featured in the books Daido Moriyama: The Complete Works, and is featured on the cover of Daido Moriyama: 80s Vintage Prints.
10 × 12 in.