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.

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Nobuyoshi Araki: Silent Wishes (Bibliothek der Provinz, 2008)

Except for a handful of photos from Araki’s Love by Leica series, the book is devoted to loving photos of Nobuyoshi Araki’s wife Yoko. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Rupertinum Oct. 4, 2008-Jan. 11, 2009.

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Nobuyoshi Araki; Nan Goldin: Tokyo Love – Spring Fever 1994 (Scalo, 1995)

In 1994 Goldin and Araki decided to collaborate on a project about adolescents in Tokyo. They set out to capture the joys, thrills, and anxieties of youth.

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Nobuyoshi Araki: Shijyo Tokyo ( Edition Stemmle, 1998)

This book by Nobuyoshi Araki strikes a contrast between saturated flower studies and damaged black and white scenes of everyday life in Tokyo. Includes essays by Zdenek Felix and Ulf Erdmann Ziegler. It was published to accompany a major exhibition at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg in 1998.

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