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16.06.2009

 

STERN Special : presents Japanese photographer Araki

The latest STERN photography special is dedicated to Nobuyoshi Araki, and boy are we certain that there isn’t anyone else out there that can tie up beautiful women as skilfully as the Japanese master of photography. Araki is definitely the Japan’s most famous photographer, but his popularity is not exclusive to the country. It is difficult to describe Araki’s elaborate array of work with European photography terms. None would suffice to explain the 69 year old’s almost manic picture capturing, having published over 300 photo books and sleeping as they say, with a camera on his bedside table each night.

Araki’s visual language is Japanese – technical, aesthetic and full of contents. It is rooted in Japanese 20th Century culture, the rapid change of society and the levelling of social structures.

His photography is a fast capturing of moments. Lots of his pictures have shadows or are not in focus, some still display the electronic date, they come across as snapshots, which happen to have been eternalised.

STERN photography Nr. 56 "Araki" is in stores from 9 June and costs 18 Euro. The special can be ordered using order no. 70080173 through the Stern postage service, either on the phone (+49) 1805 / 8618000 or in an email stern-Service@guj.de.

STERN : ARAKI

STERN : ARAKI

STERN : ARAKI

STERN : ARAKI

STERN : ARAKI

STERN : ARAKI

STERN : ARAKI

STERN : ARAKI