"Farewell Photograpgy" is one the most important photographic collections of Moriyama Daido. Unfortunatly, I cannot recognize the only word in this collection-- the book title. Therefore, I read this book in knowing nothing about this collection, its time, its place and so forth.
When I read this collection, I feel very confuse. I don't know why Daido arranges his photos like this. And I also feel a kind of very strong emotional expression. It is distress, sadness, and I can feel like Daido feel life is tedious or something in this collection.
Well, during the reading, it would really hard, and uncomfortable. Becasue whole the book full of negative emotion. However, this is the first time I experience that the photo surly can transmit photographer's will, his emotion and his mental condition. I never read a photographic collection like this one. It is really worth to read if you have one nearby your hand.
Although people tell me here in the Texas is a conservative place, but people still express their love in a more direct way than in my country. And I like it! You can show you love to your lover, without guess, without hesitation, pure love. So I borrow Araki Nobuyoshi's title style, call this as Texas Love, 德州愛