Daido Moriyama’s Paris Plus is a small hardcover publication containing 311 images within its 504 pages. Published in 2013 by Getsuyosha, Paris Plus is a visually condensed photographic narrative of several visits Moriyama has made to the city in between the years 1988, 1990 and 2003. The images of Paris bound within the pages of this photobook is as much a documentation of the city’s people and landscapes as much as it is a remnant of Moriyama’s fragmented experiences and engagements with the city throughout his life. The black and white images run through from page to page, echoing the shutter’s lens as much as it does the photographing eye. What is evident within this small hardcover publication is a record of a series of moments, capturing a visualized experience of a city space and its individuals caught within movement and frozen within the exposed black and white film within Moriyama’s frame.
Signed Daido Hysteric No. 4