Lyme Regis, 2018-06-23

When I am enjoying a nice drink or see some cute children playing, anything like that–right behind these small joys is, without fail, the thought of death. But then, there are moments–like if I were to press the shutter button right now while chatting with you–where for an instant I am released from these ruminations.

Daido Moriyama, quoted in Daido Moriyama: A Retrospective, edited by Thyago Nogueira, p. 209. Prestel.

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