Daidõ Moriyama’s “Memories of a Dog,” is what happens when someone reads, daydreams, and realizes the anguish that photography creates. This book is what happens when someone admits that much of what they do doesn’t work. This book is the antithesis of things like Instagram and YouTube. There is nothing phony here, nothing for sale. This book is honest and personal which means it is rare. Simple yet profound insight and observation. Family, history, work, demons and uncertainty. For anyone who has ever committed to being in the field as a photographer, especially during “pre-connection” days, then you will share some of the same feelings. Also note the print run and the special editions. Smart. Mine is signed and was given to me by my wife.