Daido Moriyama – Record

mickyates B&W, Book, Colour, Documentary, film, Japan, Japan, Photography, Street, Travel 0 Comments

Daido Moriyama, when history is written, will be noted as one of the greatest photographers of his generation. Japanese photography has always interested me, even before we lived there. Yet it still seems under-appreciated in this part of the world. Witness Bystander totally ignoring the Japanese Greats of Street Photography, marring an otherwise excellent history of the genre. A new book, …

Obama, an Intimate Portrait, by Pete Souza

mickyates Documentary, Photo Book, Uncategorized, USA 0 Comments

I just got a copy of Pete Souza‘s ‘Obama, an Intimate Portrait‘. A superb book, on so many levels. First, Souza is an outstanding photographer, capturing documentary moments with precision, and portraits with style. There’s a lot to learn from how Mr Souza tells the story unfolding in front of him. Second, it is a fascinating historical document. Arranged in …