Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Intimate photography: Tokyo, nostalgia and sex
By C.B. LIDDELL
Special to The Japan Times
Usually reviews of Nobuyoshi Araki's work start by pointing out the contradictions "monster," "genius," "pornographer," "artist," etc. The greatest negative routinely cited is his attitude toward women, photographed smeared with paint or bound in bondage ropes, images that reflect attitudes rooted in Edo's ancient past or Tokyo's modern sexual underworld.
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