Nobuyoshi Araki: Skyscapes (Codax Publisher, 1999)



Nobuyoshi Araki (b. 1940 in Tokyo) worked in advertising after completing his studies in photography and film at Chiba University in Tokyo, devoting himself exclusively to photography as of the mid-1960s. His oeuvre spans erotic portraits of women, artificial still-lifes, photographs of plants, documentary-style depictions of everyday life, and architectural photography but also very personal, diaristic photographs of himself and his deceased wife Yoko. Nobuyoshi Araki attained international fame, however, as a photographer of nudes and erotic scenes.






Nobuyoshi Araki – fascinated by all things of his immediate surroundings – has been drawing attention with his photographs for the last three decades. He may well be one of the most important contemporary photographers. Araki’s sky pictures Skyscapes testify to his high mastery of subtle nuances of light and dark, presenting a yet virtually unknown painterly side of his. The cloud formations in the sky over Tokyo appear removed from time and a hymn to nature, but nevertheless refer to civilization: electricity poles and wires are present in every picture. Publisher`s Info








Cloth-covered boards (hardcover) with decorated dustjacket |  34,5 x 25 cms | 96 pages with 43 illustrations in black-and-white | text by Akihito Yasumi in German, English and Japanese.