Vintage Prints. Photographs by Daido Moriyama. Introductory quote by William Klein and text by Michael Hoppen. Designed by Peter B. Willberg at Clarendon Road Studio. Shine Gallery, Tokyo, 2004. 100 pp. Folio (15 1/2 x 11 in./39 x 29 cm)). Limited edition of 100 copies (from total first edition was limited to 800 copies.), accompanied by SIGNED print (shown at right; 8 x 10 in./20 x 25 cm.). Total of 51 unbound printed "broad-sheets," (each measuring 15 1/2 x 23/ in./39 x 58 cm), folded into 100 pages (each measuring 15 1/2 x 11 1/2 in./39 x 29 cm) plus one outer cover. Enclosed gray translucent with printed sticker. 82 black-and-white reproductions.
A collection of rare vintage prints from Moriyama’s own personal collection, providing a substantial body of work from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s previously unseen in public. A stray dog is caught in strong shadows against a high-contrast background, piercing the viewer with an unwavering gaze. The best-known image of Moriyama, it encapsulates perfectly the detached observation and raw, unsettling style of this highly influential Japanese photographer. Moriyama has gone from being one of Japan’s most radical and rebellious photographers to being one of it’s most celebrated and important visual artists.