Following the Traces of the Seventy-five Years of the Genius of Photography
Araki: The Photo Devil #01
‘The Ukiyo-e artist Kawanabe Kyosai called himself the Demon of Painting, you know. I’m more the Photo Devil’—Nobuyoshi Araki. Araki starts his day early, photographing the sky from his veranda. He then shoots a picture of his breakfast. Next, he moves to his bedroom and uses a brush to write the names and title lettering for a solo exhibition. After going to a Tokyo studio for an afternoon photo shoot with models, he meets with curators and members from the media in the evening. Over the weekend, Araki disappears into his home to shoot still-life. For him, these days aren’t days of rest. Some of his photos repulse, and yet some inspire through their imaginative beauty. The power of Araki’s work lies in the contrasts of life and death, tranquility and chaos, madness and humor—his controversial style scorches the eyes and finds purchase in one’s memory to last a lifetime.
Romain Veillon Reveals an Abandoned Japan
Romain Veillon has two passions in life, first, urbex, the exploration of abandoned locations, and secondly, photography.
'Tokyo Sanpo', Exploring Tokyo by Bike and by Comic
While living in Tokyo for six months, Florent Chavouet began to sketch his modest everyday life.
Book and Bed, a Sleepover in a Library
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Japanese Tattoo Art Spotlighted at Restaurant Sake Dojo
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Brusque House, the Art of Ageing Leather
It is with expert hands that Tetsuya Sato is able to give your shoes an aged effect and the aspect of refinement that accompanies.