Daido Moriyama navigates the world of Eugène Atget

Above Untitled, from Daido Moriyama: Paris 88/89. (©Daido Moriyama/Courtesy of Editions Poursuite).

Between 1988 and 1989, the Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama briefly lived in Paris. And whilst he spoke no French and knew no one except a ‘fellow countryman,’ it was an opportunity to ‘navigate the world of Eugène Atget’ says Rémi Coignet. 

Daido Moriyama: Paris 88/89 is published by Editions Poursuite (French text).

HGTV Interviewed Me About "3rd and 3rd"


HGTV’s Frontdoor blog interviewed me about my documentary, At the Corner of 3rd and 3rd, which has its Brooklyn premiere on Friday at the Greenpoint Film Festival. Check out the full interview here and an excerpt below.

If you’ve ever driven or biked Third Avenue in Gowanus in recent years, chances are you came across the Coignet building. Standing proud on the corner of Third Avenue and Third Street, the landmarked stone structure is directly adjacent to the lot where Whole Foods is currently building its new Brooklyn location. The historic little building is impossible to miss and guaranteed to stoke curiosity.


There are thousands of buildings in New York City in an architectural landscape that has evolved with the city’s history. Yet while stalwarts like Grand Central Terminal, the Empire State Building, and the Chrysler Building get avid attention for their architecture, there are numerous great buildings that are overlooked.

Architect Stephen Dargo, who is teaching a class this week at the Brooklyn Brainery on "Great New York City Buildings Few Guide Books Will Ever Mention," told Atlas Obscura: “NYC is full of amazing buildings, some of which get most of the attention. But I’m more interested in those buildings that create the New York City vernacular architecture: those buildings that you might walk past every day without realizing their architectural significance or the fact that they may have their own rich history.”

Dargo listed five of these great, underappreciated NYC Buildings for Atlas Obscura…