Daido Moriyama has long been an iconic figure in the realm of street photography. He was noted for his depiction of the breakdown of traditional values during post-war Japan. Today, he's revered for his gritty black and white photographs that present a distinct perspective about Tokyo.
I'm an amateur photo-hobbyist living in Tokyo, Japan. I picked up photography around 3 years ago, thinking I could jump into a new realm of world that I've never understood before. Prior to picking up a camera, I was a normal college undergrad who puts studying first before most of my hobbies; however, photography taught me that I should cherish the people and the moments around me and try to remember them especially as a foreigner living in a wonderful place like Japan.
Japan might have one of the lowest crime rates in the world, and also the highest life expectancy, but as you can see from these shocking pictures of drunken excess, that doesn't mean that the Japanese don't know how to party...although maybe a little too much.
Cody Ellingham grew up in rural Hawkes Bay on the East Coast of New Zealand. He emigrated to Japan when he was 23 years old to work at a leading creative agency. It was at the same time that he also began taking photographs of Tokyo at night.