Hikari to kage (Light and Shadow). Photographs by Daido Moriyama. Text by Ueno Takashi (in Japanese). Toju-sha, Tokyo, 1982. 214 pp. Quarto. First edition. Stiff wrappers in dust jacket illustrated with screened image. Numerous full-page black-and-white reproductions.
Moriyama's oblique nod to nineteenth century photographic pioneer Nicéphore Niépce, Light and Shadow is a sublime exploration of the constituent elements photographic seeing. Like his predecessor, Moriyama is here attuned to the qualities of the everyday objects around him. Along with another important 80s book, Nakaji e no tabi (A Journey to Nakaji), to his immediate environment, which he depicts with more realism than before.
Fine-; typical wear to extremities; lacking scarce obi.