Hardcover in clamshell box. 636 pages. 35.5x50 cm. "This book reveals everything about me. It’s been a 60-year contract. Photography is love and death-that’ll be my epitaph." – Araki. The subject of this enormous and unique book with a print run of only 2,500 copies is Japanese photographer Araki, a man who talks about life through photographs. His powerful œuvre, decades’ worth of images, has been pared down to about 1,000 photographs which tell the story of Araki and comprise the ultimate retrospective collection of his work. Known best for his intimate, snapshot-style images of women often tied up with ropes (kinbaku, Japanese rope-tying art) and of colorful, sensual flowers, Araki is an artist who reacts strongly to his emotions and uses photography to experience them more fully. Obsessed with women, Araki seeks to come closer to them through photography, using ropes like an embrace and the click of the shutter like a kiss. His work is at once shocking and mysteriously tender; a deeply personal artist, Ar
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