In 2006, Powershovel Books initiated a public art event by handing out «toy cameras» to anyone and everyone who would take one, and exhibiting a selection of the resulting photographs. (The «toy camera» in question was a Polga, a hybrid Holga camera that used Polaroid film.) One of the participants was the legendary Japanese street photographer, Daido Moriyama—and it is that series of darkly poetic photographs that this book so lovingly collects, offering a more-tranquil-than-usual walk around Tokyo, with the distinctive details of the urban landscape that only Moriyama could capture. The peculiar photographic qualities of the Polga add a unique taste and some layers of diffused grays to the timeless art of Daido Moriyama.
Softcover, 23cm x 24cm, 158 pages.