Artist of the moment…..Nobuyoshi Araki

Noboyoshi Araki is a world famous photographer born in Tokyo, Japan in the year 1940. Araki is renown for his work with the nude female form, many times the women involved appear in bondage. Two favorite subjects of the photographer are the nude and flowers. For his collegiate education Araki attended Chiba University where he would study engineering, film, making movies, and photography. Bondage and this type of shot is far more common in the Eastern society.

The artist is seen by many critics to be the most famous Japanese born photographer. The artist has published more than 300 different books featuring his photography.

Here we see a short collection of works:

Looking at  photographs taken by Nobuyoshi Araki I was reminded of the great American artist George Woodman, who works with black and white images and hand touches them with oil paints. Below an example of George Woodman’s art. He is the husband of Betty Woodman, a ceramicist I wrote about yesterday.


In this clip we see many works of Nobuyoshi Araki. Many nudes and floral works are featured:

price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $80,000. Araki has also published more than 300 books of his photographs.


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