How to make people believe you really kissed a girl

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 11 February 2014

Japanese blogger Keisuke Jinushi wants everyone to know just how to kiss a girl, without kissing her. Self-dubbed a ‘perpetual loner,’ Keisuke went out to teach us all a foolproof technique for anyone ‘who wants to make people think they have a kissable partner’. It’s totally normal! All you have to do is employ a […]

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Erotic photography by Japan’s Nobuyoshi Araki

Erin Emocling Contributor

By Erin Emocling in New Photography on Tuesday 17 July 2012

Nobuyoshi Araki is one of the coolest, most prolific shutter masters of today. But Nobuyoshi-san is not your typical shashinka, the Japanese term for photographer. His style is very sexy, ultra provocative, and super erotic. For over half a century of his exceptional photographic career, he has created more than 400 photography books, from self-published, Xeroxed photo albums to brand new prints from his latest book – all of which are highlighted in his ongoing exhibition, Ararchy. There, visitors are allowed to touch the books, smell the leaves, and see (firsthand) the unmatched style of Araki.

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Photo Express Tokyo by Keizo Kitajima

Lee Basford Reader Find

By Lee Basford in New Photography on Thursday 31 May 2012

Between January and December 1979, Japanese photographer Keizo Kitajima exhibited his photographs of Tokyo life in a way that was close to performance art. Each month, he would cover the walls with huge black and white prints made up of smaller pieces of photographic paper (developing in real time on the walls). He would often […]

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Couples in shrink wrap

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Monday 23 January 2012

My Facebook feed exploded a week ago with this Japanese photographer’s intriguingly bizarre portraits of couples in shrink wrap. I’m still disturbed by these images.


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Photos of New Zealand by MikoNobu Komatsu

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By Agnes Samour in New Photography on Wednesday 7 December 2011

Japanese photographer MikiNobu Komatsu, who has travelled extensively in New Zealand for years, presents a stunning book of images and poetry in her book, Light Moods South. His photographs are sometimes reminiscent of paintings, with a discerning use of light and delicate compositions and atmosphere.

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Exquisite black and white photos of Sato Tokihiro

Anthony le Bourlier Reader Find

By Anthony le Bourlier in New Photography on Thursday 8 September 2011

Sato Tokihiro is a Japanese photographer who creates light paintings to allude to a poetic vision of a chaotic world. He will open the shutter sometimes for more than two hours, using his large format camera to take us to another dimension.

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Eikoh Hosoe: pioneering Japanese photographer

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Photography on Thursday 30 June 2011

Known for his black and white close-ups of the human body, Japanese photographer Eikoh Hosoe is one of the pioneers who breathed life into the art of photography. He helped turned photography into an art form full of symbolism and depth as he produced dark yet beautiful avante-garde images, focusing on war, sex and death.

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The Breakfast Project by Sayaka Minemura

Clare Hillier Reader Find

By Clare Hillier in New Photography on Wednesday 23 March 2011

Breakfast projects are nothing new. But this one by Japanese photographer, Sayaka Minemura, is dripping in whimsy and proves that it is possible to always wake on the sunny side.

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