Motoyuki Daifu

Motoyuki Daifu

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Born in Tokyo in 1985, and currently living and working in Kanagawa, Motoyuki Daifu is concerned with photographing “chaotic Japanese life.” His burgeoning career has begun with two celebrated series: “The family is a pubis. So I cover it with pretty panties” (2009), in which he invites viewers into the cramped, messy apartment he shares with his parents and siblings through casual, unflinching photographs; and “Lovesody” (2011), a tender photographic chronicle of his short-lived, intense love affair with a single mother of two. Citing Juergen Teller as an influence, Daifu captures the mundane, decidedly un-sexy realities of home, family, and relationships with a light touch.