Pin Me Down is the side project of Russell Lissack, guitarrist of Bloc Pary, and singer Milena Mepris.
After their debut single 'Cryptic' that appeared on Kitsune Maison 5 compilation back in 2008, Pin Me Down has released several songs including 'Time Crisis', that is now avaliable for free download from their website.
They will release their eponymous debut album and new single 'Treasure Hunter' in April 19th
"For me photography is not a means by which to create beautiful art, but a unique way of encountering genuine reality"
Born in Ikeda, Osaka, Dalido Moriyama studied photography under Takeji Iwamiya before moving to Tokyo in 1961 to work as an assistant to Eikoh Hosoe. He produced a collection of photographs, Nippon gekijō shashinchō, which showed the darker sides of urban life and the less-seen parts of cities. In them, he attempted to show how life in certain areas was being left behind the other industrialised parts.
His work was often stark and contrasting within itself. One image could convey an array of senses; all without using color. His work was jarring, yet symbiotic to his own fervent lifestyle.
Among the most famous of Moriyama's works is the 1971 shot of a stray dog (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) and many others featuring everyday objects or landscapes shot from unfamiliar angles, giving them a stark perspective.
Among the artists to have influenced Moriyama are Andy Warhol, William Klein and the Japanese writer Yukio Mishima.