278 x 220 mm
couverture souple, 144 pages, texte de Daido Moriyama en japonais & anglais
Record est le magazine personnel dont Daido Moriyama publia les premiers numéros à compte d'auteur en 1972-1973, avec l'intention d'un rythme de parution mensuel, avant la reprise du projet en 2006. Avec les années, Record est devenu tout à la fois le journal de bord et le carnet de note de l'artiste. Ou, comme il se plaît à le répéter, sa « ligne de vie » qui court en-deçà de ses multiples projets qui ponctuent son existence.
"One of my favorite novels, William Faulkner's "Light in August' include a depiction of a village in the American South, which for eleven days in August only is swathed in an exquisite, spiritual kind of light that wraps the entire village in an indescribable atmosphere. That village is of course a fictional place that Faulkner has made up, as is certainly also the phenomenon of light he describes.
However, I remember feeling totally enveloped and dazzled by that light myself while reading the novel for the first time.
I visited Okinawa for the first time in 1974.
It was a short one-week stay together with some of my senior photographers, and for some reason I kept sensing that very same dazzling light there right rom the time of my arrival up to the departure. As it engraved in my memory, the sensation of that somewhat “physiological" light keeps coming back to me every time I return to Okinawa still today. In other words, no matter what other factors may come into play, what I associate with Okinawa is first and foremost a very personal condition of being irradiated and embraced by "light”.
The light in the back-alleys of Naha; the light that completely environs a certain beach; the light that illuminates the avenues around the military base; and the light that showers the gusuku (castle) hills. To me, the light of Okinawa always presents itself with a particular kind of quality.
It is perhaps a matter of reasonably abstracted sensuality.
Mesmerized by the light, and by the wind.."
Daido Moriyama, extrait du prologue de Record n°25
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