Daido Moriyama has been photographing motorcycles on the streets of Tokyo for decades, and for his first contribution to our series One Picture Book Two, we asked him to select his favorite pictures of the subject. The result is Daido Moto. Printed full-bleed with double black ink, the eleven images comprising this book display the sleek, raw power of their subject.
Born in Osaka, Japan in 1938, Daido Moriyama is one of the most influential photographers of his generation. His work is widely exhibited throughout the world, and he is the author and subject of literally dozens of books. Moriyama is known for his images depicting the contrast of traditional values and modern society in post-war Japan, and for his desire to utilize photography in “the fossilization of light”.
Limited to 500 numbered copies, each copy of Daido Moto includes a 5x7 inch original print that has been signed by the artist.