Daido Moriyama - How I Take Photographs

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Old Ricoh User
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Daido Moriyama - How I Take Photographs

I figure there might still be some Moriyama fans out there even though he switched to Nikon several years ago.
This arrogant review is what's wrong with the internet in general. You have this schmuck who apparently knows nothing about Moriyama, his books, his methods or even street photography.
I encourage you to leave a comment under his article so complete BS pieces like this are no longer published. Opinion is one thing but lack of accuracy and facts is something completely different. Photography has taken it on the chin these past 8 years and it's time to right the ship.

https://www.thephoblographer.com/2019/08/20/book-review-daido-moriyama-how-i-take-photographs/

2ndact scene1 Regular Member • Posts: 230
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The linked article looked OK to me. If you have a different opinion that is fine,  but you should be the one leaving a comment after the article.  You could also review the review here on this site and express your opinion but I think this post goes over the edge.

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2ndact scene1 wrote:

The linked article looked OK to me. If you have a different opinion that is fine, but you should be the one leaving a comment after the article. You could also review the review here on this site and express your opinion but I think this post goes over the edge.

There is a difference between opinion and fact. If you don't know the facts you can't form a logical opinion. Also, I did leave a comment and if you think this post "goes over the edge" maybe the internet isn't for or you could just not read it if you have your comfort level set so low.

2ndact scene1 Regular Member • Posts: 230
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Well this post is certainly not doing anything to make me change my opinion.

Old Ricoh User wrote:

2ndact scene1 wrote:

The linked article looked OK to me. If you have a different opinion that is fine, but you should be the one leaving a comment after the article. You could also review the review here on this site and express your opinion but I think this post goes over the edge.

There is a difference between opinion and fact. If you don't know the facts you can't form a logical opinion. Also, I did leave a comment and if you think this post "goes over the edge" maybe the internet isn't for or you could just not read it if you have your comfort level set so low.

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2ndact scene1 wrote:

Well this post is certainly not doing anything to make me change my opinion.

Old Ricoh User wrote:

2ndact scene1 wrote:

The linked article looked OK to me. If you have a different opinion that is fine, but you should be the one leaving a comment after the article. You could also review the review here on this site and express your opinion but I think this post goes over the edge.

There is a difference between opinion and fact. If you don't know the facts you can't form a logical opinion. Also, I did leave a comment and if you think this post "goes over the edge" maybe the internet isn't for or you could just not read it if you have your comfort level set so low.

I'm not trying to change your opinion because I'm betting your knowledge of Moriyama is nil or whatever you can Google.

Gary Martin
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On the contrary, leaving comments just encourages click-bait articles. No clicks from me, sorry. Daido Moriyama's legacy is secure, and will be remembered long after the review author is forgotten.

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Park Avenue Airwolf Regular Member • Posts: 287
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Not everyone here knows a lot of facts about Daido, I don't claim to. So why not give us a summary of what you found to be inaccurate?

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Gary Martin wrote:

On the contrary, leaving comments just encourages click-bait articles. No clicks from me, sorry. Daido Moriyama's legacy is secure, and will be remembered long after the review author is forgotten.

Correct

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Park Avenue Airwolf wrote:

Not everyone here knows a lot of facts about Daido, I don't claim to. So why not give us a summary of what you found to be inaccurate?

I mentioned most of what he got wrong in my reply under his article.

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Old Ricoh User wrote:

I figure there might still be some Moriyama fans out there even though he switched to Nikon several years ago.
This arrogant review is what's wrong with the internet in general. You have this schmuck who apparently knows nothing about Moriyama, his books, his methods or even street photography.
I encourage you to leave a comment under his article so complete BS pieces like this are no longer published. Opinion is one thing but lack of accuracy and facts is something completely different. Photography has taken it on the chin these past 8 years and it's time to right the ship.

https://www.thephoblographer.com/2019/08/20/book-review-daido-moriyama-how-i-take-photographs/

decaf bro

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Retzius wrote:

Old Ricoh User wrote:

I figure there might still be some Moriyama fans out there even though he switched to Nikon several years ago.
This arrogant review is what's wrong with the internet in general. You have this schmuck who apparently knows nothing about Moriyama, his books, his methods or even street photography.
I encourage you to leave a comment under his article so complete BS pieces like this are no longer published. Opinion is one thing but lack of accuracy and facts is something completely different. Photography has taken it on the chin these past 8 years and it's time to right the ship.

https://www.thephoblographer.com/2019/08/20/book-review-daido-moriyama-how-i-take-photographs/

decaf bro

That was constructive

Ants Mani
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Old Ricoh User give the anger/disappointment game away it serves little purpose

As for the article well its just someone who’s preconceived idea of Daido Moriyama didn’t come up to expectations.

As for the site well its a part of a money making concern and a bit sketchy as a resource

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Ants Mani wrote:

Old Ricoh User give the anger/disappointment game away it serves little purpose

As for the article well its just someone who’s preconceived idea of Daido Moriyama didn’t come up to expectations.

As for the site well its a part of a money making concern and not much of a resource for matters photographic

It was also his attitude towards photography, book publishing, and time.

There is no where good to turn to for "matters photographic" anymore. It's all become crap.

illd3fined Regular Member • Posts: 456
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Old Ricoh User wrote:

There is no where good to turn to for "matters photographic" anymore. It's all become crap.

quote honestly why bother then? you certainly won’t find it here

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Gary Martin
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Old Ricoh User wrote:

Ants Mani wrote:

Old Ricoh User give the anger/disappointment game away it serves little purpose

As for the article well its just someone who’s preconceived idea of Daido Moriyama didn’t come up to expectations.

As for the site well its a part of a money making concern and not much of a resource for matters photographic

It was also his attitude towards photography, book publishing, and time.

There is no where good to turn to for "matters photographic" anymore. It's all become crap.

I wouldn't go that far, I enjoy Lenscratch, Conscientious Photography Magazine, American Suburb X, and Landscape Stories quite a bit. Lots of good work on those sites, IMO.

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Gary Martin wrote:

Old Ricoh User wrote:

Ants Mani wrote:

Old Ricoh User give the anger/disappointment game away it serves little purpose

As for the article well its just someone who’s preconceived idea of Daido Moriyama didn’t come up to expectations.

As for the site well its a part of a money making concern and not much of a resource for matters photographic

It was also his attitude towards photography, book publishing, and time.

There is no where good to turn to for "matters photographic" anymore. It's all become crap.

I wouldn't go that far, I enjoy Lenscratch, Conscientious Photography Magazine, American Suburb X, and Landscape Stories quite a bit. Lots of good work on those sites, IMO.

I think I'm done looking all together, much like my lack of presence on social media, Over the last year and a half I've greatly pulled back on the internet.

2ndact scene1 Regular Member • Posts: 230
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Maybe the internet is not for you if your comfort level is so low.

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2ndact scene1 wrote:

Maybe the internet is not for you if your comfort level is so low.

You have no clue or originality so consider yourself on ignore.

thelps
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Diado has a very expansive work. Some of it is rare. I had opportunity to examine some of his rare work when at Ricoh Ring Cube in Ginza. They have an extensive library of photography and quite some pieces of works on the walls. While looking though Diado I found some images underwhelming then you hit gold, its a mix and IMO should be. Some will find the images I found underwhelming to be their gold. Such is his work. We all glean our own take from any image.

To me I feel the OP issue is the bad review on the book reflects on Diados work. The reviewer of this book does not appear to understand Diado's style. The review only made me want to buy the book to check it out for myself.

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thelps wrote:

Diado has a very expansive work. Some of it is rare. I had opportunity to examine some of his rare work when at Ricoh Ring Cube in Ginza. They have an extensive library of photography and quite some pieces of works on the walls. While looking though Diado I found some images underwhelming then you hit gold, its a mix and IMO should be. Some will find the images I found underwhelming to be their gold. Such is his work.

To me I feel the OP issue is the bad review on the book reflects on Diados work. The books reviewer does not appear to understand or respect the photographic mentors or style of the past. The review only made me want to buy the book to check it out for myself.

It's also his lack of understanding about just about everything. He didn't have a clue that this book was originally published in 2010 when Moriyama began his transition from film to digital. It is not a how to book and it could easily be another chapter in his book Memories of a Dog.

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