Nobuyoshi Araki is one of the world’s most acclaimed photographers. He has been called the Japanese Mapplethorpe. In his pictures, which are often located on the boundary between documentary and staged, often portrayed unclothed women and social taboos. The female body has been depicted in art. Women as objects of the male gaze is a constant topic of current interest to observe, discuss and questioning. Araki’s images of women is multifaceted, with expression of an age-old Japanese tradition with its ancient culture and roles around the male and female. The woman’s gaze is often directed towards the viewer stint with strong erotic undertones. The other images are more rigorous, almost restrained eroticism that is reinforced by dress codes and attributes. Bondage is a phenomenon that consists of both aesthetics and sexuality that has centuries-old roots in the Japanese tradition. Within Araki imagery Tokyo is also depicted, everyday environments and a bygone era with its people and customs. A new Tokyo with its extreme urban lifestyle.
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Text: victor moreno