Eric Kim regarding Moriyama Daido

Another wonderful piece by Eric Kim.

I second these words by Araki in his “Near Equal” documentary (a must see, by the way):

The photographer had been a slave of the camera for a long time. Good camera, good lens, Leica, etc. These were the masters of a photographer. But in a way, Daido Moriyama is a photographer who started to make the camera his own slave. Photography is not about the camera.

Of course we need the camera. If you want to write a romantic love letter, we need some tool to write it with. But anything– a pencil or a ball pen is fine. It is like this in photography, and he is a pioneer for that. (Araki 2001)

It’s all about passion and love.

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