In the FOAM Photography museum I saw an exhibition about Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki (Tokyo, 1940. I had never heard of him, but he is one of the most celebrated Japanese artists of our time. Ever since he started his photographic career in the mid-sixties, Araki has taken tens of thousands of photographs and published more than 450 photobooks!
During the past months, the 74 year old Araki worked on his new series ARADISE which consists of dark photographs of flowers and dolls. I was not so impressed by these artificial stills, it does not touch me so much..
His older work however with street photography was more attractive. What to think of these Japanese children doing a "Michael Jackson"!
I think it is hilarious.
Araki is also wellknown for his erotic works with bondaged women but I don't think Blogger allows me to show so I end with some skywatches.