sofcover, 120 pages, text by Daido Moriyama in Japanese & English
Record is the personal magazine which Daido Moriyama first self-published in 1972-1973, intended as monthlies, until the rebirth of the project in 2006. Over the years, Record has become the artist's personal diary and notebook. Or, as he likes to put it, his 'lifeline' that runs underneath the numerous projects that punctuate his existence.
"I had been acquainted with Nakahira for more than 50 years since back when we were both around 25. From the days he was an editor for the new-left magazine Gendai no me, and through the years after he started working as a photographer - including the time we put out the "PROVOKE photography fanzine -we were connected through both photography and the fact that we both lived in Zushi. Now that I reflect on our companionship, it was quite a passionate affair between the two young blokes that we were. Throughout my life, Nakahira was a "one and only" sort of friend, and a rival at the same time. Even though we couldn't have been more different in terms of both character and constitution, there was one thing that we both shared, and that one thing obviously tied us soundly together.
Nakahira was an exceptionally brillant minded person whose body of work encompasses large amount of remarkable photographers and a number of vivid written statements. It appears to me that my awareness of his presence helped me self-reflect on my work in a rather relative way.
Takuma Nakahira was in all cases an amiable man and friend with a naturally unaffected sense of humor, who every now and then displayed a peculiar kind of lightness.
Now that he is gone, I do miss him a lot."
Daido Moriyama, excerpt from the afterword of Record n°29