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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.