“Beauty Parlor” (1975)
Dan, who’s forgotten more about photography than I’ll ever know, will not be pleased with me for saying this, but I love Daido Moriyama. I know that he uses a lot of cheap tricks and that a lot of his photo developing was ugly. But you could say the same about Flannery O’Connor’s writing and I love her too, and for the same reasons: both of them have this crazed gothic animation in their work that seems over-the-top to outsiders, but is actually realism to insiders.
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