Junku and the others

Not sure what I was searching for, but I stumbled upon this Junku Nishimura documentary on Youtube.  He is a very interesting Japanese street photographer and reminds me of Daido Moriyama.

He is not a guy of many words but his pictures are just great.

This is his website.  (Somehow does not run well on my iPad or iPhone.)

He mentions 3 other Japanese photographers to be his examples: Katsumi Watanabe, Isao Yamaguchi, Akihiko Okamoto. I didn’t know them.

I had expected Daido Moriyama, as I think their work have many similarities. But in one of the interviews Junku says early on he was not aware of Daido Moriyama.

 

Interview With Junku Nishimura

And Eric Kim’s interview here:

The Nostalgic Black & White Photos of Japan: Interview with Street Photographer Junku Nishimura