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Nobuyoshi Araki - Sentimental Journey (Senchimentaru na Tabi, 荒木経惟 センチメンタルな旅)




 Nobuyoshi Araki - Sentimental Journey (Senchimentaru na ...

Nobuyoshi Araki - Sentimental Journey (Senchimentaru na ...

 Nobuyoshi Araki - Sentimental Journey (Senchimentaru na ...

Nobuyoshi Araki - Sentimental Journey (Senchimentaru na ...

 Nobuyoshi Araki - Sentimental Journey (Senchimentaru na ...

Nobuyoshi Araki - Sentimental Journey (Senchimentaru na ...

Images may be added again at some stage - too many images "stolen" and used uncredited without any notice. Will rethink the whole project - password protected access may be an option, paid subscribing another or taking it completly offline also thinkable. But still undecided...

Softcover, edition of 1000 copies.

„By his own account this privately published work represents Araki's photographic position: Araki met his wife Aoki Yoko at Dentsu where she worked as a secretary. He married her on July 7th 1971 (an auspicious date) and the privately published work is a chronological account of their honeymoon. It seems that the act of the honeymoon itself was an occasion for nostalgia. Some of the images have a hazy quality to them, a feeling of oppressive heat, others are sharp and dark, a few feel like holiday-snaps of commemorative nature (kinen-shashin): Breakfast in a hotel-room in Kyoto decorated with the latest '70s wallpaper, views from the hotel-window, train-stations, photos of old wedding photos on a wall, gardens, a group of electrical massaging chairs, flower arrangements in a hallway, street-scenes, as well as the infamous sex-scenes with his wife, there is something singularly subdued (if not even unhappy) about the whole affair. And yet the narrative has a pull and the exposure of the most private of memories was Araki's very own attempt at 'honesty' in photography. A separately printed facsimile letter carries a text that seems to anticipate his resignation from Dentsu in the following year. “Dear Sir, I cannot stand it any longer. It has nothing to do with the constant diarrhoea that plagues me but rather with the fashion photographs that surround us. I simply cannot stand all those anonymous faces. All those naked bodies. All those private lives and scenes that are essentially a pack of lies.” The book caused a stir. Looking back at it in the 21st century it can be said to epitomise certain universal and essentially post-modern approaches to life“ (Titus Boeder, 4/07)

Pages: 106
Place: Tokyo
Year: 1971
Publisher: Shikaban
Size: 24 x 24 cm (approx.)

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