KINKY CITY & ARAKIMANIA

by Paweł Jaszczuk & Nobuyoshi Araki


Photographs: Paweł Jaszczuk & Nobuyoshi Araki

Text: Paweł Jaszczuk, Natalia Czerkawska, Rafał Łochowski, Statements of Nobuyoshi Araki

Publisher: Leica Gallery Warsaw

Year: 2014

ISBN: 978-83-935798-6-0

Price: 29

Comments: Paperback, book on an exhibition at Leica Gallery Warsaw 2014

This is the book on an exhibition at Leica Gallery Warsaw presenting Paweł Jaszczuk & Nobuyoshi Araki.

PAWEŁ JASZCZUK - KINKY CITY

The Western belief that the body is a source of sin has never caught on in Japan. The concept of clean/unclean does not exist. Sex, eroticism, pornography — all this is a part of life, art, a natural human need, which in Japan is not subject to moral evaluation. Whatever you do with your body is your own business.

Latex bodysuits, school uniforms, dolls that look like people and people dressed as dolls, young girls wearing masks of anime characters, metal hooks piercing the bodies — this is just a small sample of the night games played by thrill-hungry Japanese. Tokyo has the so-called happening bars — ostensibly regular hang-outs, as everywhere else, the only difference being that the patrons all are naked.

Photographing these places took the artist three years. He would get up at night, grab his bike and start the search. Hundreds of kilometers across sleeping Tokyo. You cannot just walk into such a club. First you need to find such a place, next you need someone who would introduce you in. The club owner must agree to taking pictures and next, you need the consent of the persons whom you want to photograph. First you always need to talk. The photogra- pher must become an invisible part of the club, only then he will go unnoticed. The models bare themselves before the camera, reveal their secrets. During the night they pretend, play games, dress up, turn into somebody else. When the morning comes, they will cover their huge tattoos, wounds, holes in the flesh made by the hooks, bruises with an elegant suit or stylish dress.

The British „HUH. Magazine” praised him for always showing the raw, unretouched faces of the characters. Texts about Paweł and his work have been published in the British Journal of Photography, the French Photo Magazine, the German Nude Paper, American Carpicious Magazine or the Chinese Glob- al Times. In 2009, the US-based publishing house Morel Books issued a a limited edition of Jaszczuk’s photobook: “Salarymen”. The whole print-run sold out in a matter of days. Among others at the most famous Paris boutique, Colette.

NOBUYOSHI ARAKI - ARAKIMANIA

Nobuyoshi Araki became internationally famous through his undisputed photographic artistry, but also through the controversial style and the scandals which have accompanied most of his exhibitions for decades. His creative work has often verged on the pornographic, as he photographed women in a manner which raised the rage of feminists. On the other hand, in many of his images the viewers find exceptional sensitivity, nostalgia and subtlety.

This is the catalogue of an exhibition at Leica Gallery Warsaw in cooperation with the Viennese photography gallery Ostlicht. It was an extensive review of the work of the Japanese master. The exhibition presented his works covering the period from 1968 to 2012: the famous Kinbaku scenes, colorful still lives, Polaroids and finally, scenes from the „Darakuen” (Paradise) series.

Nobuyoshi Araki (born in 1940 in Tokyo) studied photography and movie direction at the Chiba university. After graduation, he started work at the Dentsu agency, where he met his future wife – Yoko.


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KINKY CITY & ARAKIMANIA

by Paweł Jaszczuk & Nobuyoshi Araki


Photographs: Paweł Jaszczuk & Nobuyoshi Araki

Text: Paweł Jaszczuk, Natalia Czerkawska, Rafał Łochowski, Statements of Nobuyoshi Araki

Publisher: Leica Gallery Warsaw

Year: 2014

ISBN: 978-83-935798-6-0

Price: 29

Comments: Paperback, book on an exhibition at Leica Gallery Warsaw 2014

This is the book on an exhibition at Leica Gallery Warsaw presenting Paweł Jaszczuk & Nobuyoshi Araki.

PAWEŁ JASZCZUK - KINKY CITY

The Western belief that the body is a source of sin has never caught on in Japan. The concept of clean/unclean does not exist. Sex, eroticism, pornography — all this is a part of life, art, a natural human need, which in Japan is not subject to moral evaluation. Whatever you do with your body is your own business.

Latex bodysuits, school uniforms, dolls that look like people and people dressed as dolls, young girls wearing masks of anime characters, metal hooks piercing the bodies — this is just a small sample of the night games played by thrill-hungry Japanese. Tokyo has the so-called happening bars — ostensibly regular hang-outs, as everywhere else, the only difference being that the patrons all are naked.

Photographing these places took the artist three years. He would get up at night, grab his bike and start the search. Hundreds of kilometers across sleeping Tokyo. You cannot just walk into such a club. First you need to find such a place, next you need someone who would introduce you in. The club owner must agree to taking pictures and next, you need the consent of the persons whom you want to photograph. First you always need to talk. The photogra- pher must become an invisible part of the club, only then he will go unnoticed. The models bare themselves before the camera, reveal their secrets. During the night they pretend, play games, dress up, turn into somebody else. When the morning comes, they will cover their huge tattoos, wounds, holes in the flesh made by the hooks, bruises with an elegant suit or stylish dress.

The British „HUH. Magazine” praised him for always showing the raw, unretouched faces of the characters. Texts about Paweł and his work have been published in the British Journal of Photography, the French Photo Magazine, the German Nude Paper, American Carpicious Magazine or the Chinese Glob- al Times. In 2009, the US-based publishing house Morel Books issued a a limited edition of Jaszczuk’s photobook: “Salarymen”. The whole print-run sold out in a matter of days. Among others at the most famous Paris boutique, Colette.

NOBUYOSHI ARAKI - ARAKIMANIA

Nobuyoshi Araki became internationally famous through his undisputed photographic artistry, but also through the controversial style and the scandals which have accompanied most of his exhibitions for decades. His creative work has often verged on the pornographic, as he photographed women in a manner which raised the rage of feminists. On the other hand, in many of his images the viewers find exceptional sensitivity, nostalgia and subtlety.

This is the catalogue of an exhibition at Leica Gallery Warsaw in cooperation with the Viennese photography gallery Ostlicht. It was an extensive review of the work of the Japanese master. The exhibition presented his works covering the period from 1968 to 2012: the famous Kinbaku scenes, colorful still lives, Polaroids and finally, scenes from the „Darakuen” (Paradise) series.

Nobuyoshi Araki (born in 1940 in Tokyo) studied photography and movie direction at the Chiba university. After graduation, he started work at the Dentsu agency, where he met his future wife – Yoko.


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KINKY CITY & ARAKIMANIA

by Paweł Jaszczuk & Nobuyoshi Araki


Photographs: Paweł Jaszczuk & Nobuyoshi Araki

Text: Paweł Jaszczuk, Natalia Czerkawska, Rafał Łochowski, Statements of Nobuyoshi Araki

Publisher: Leica Gallery Warsaw

Year: 2014

ISBN: 978-83-935798-6-0

Price: 29

Comments: Paperback, book on an exhibition at Leica Gallery Warsaw 2014

This is the book on an exhibition at Leica Gallery Warsaw presenting Paweł Jaszczuk & Nobuyoshi Araki.

PAWEŁ JASZCZUK - KINKY CITY

The Western belief that the body is a source of sin has never caught on in Japan. The concept of clean/unclean does not exist. Sex, eroticism, pornography — all this is a part of life, art, a natural human need, which in Japan is not subject to moral evaluation. Whatever you do with your body is your own business.

Latex bodysuits, school uniforms, dolls that look like people and people dressed as dolls, young girls wearing masks of anime characters, metal hooks piercing the bodies — this is just a small sample of the night games played by thrill-hungry Japanese. Tokyo has the so-called happening bars — ostensibly regular hang-outs, as everywhere else, the only difference being that the patrons all are naked.

Photographing these places took the artist three years. He would get up at night, grab his bike and start the search. Hundreds of kilometers across sleeping Tokyo. You cannot just walk into such a club. First you need to find such a place, next you need someone who would introduce you in. The club owner must agree to taking pictures and next, you need the consent of the persons whom you want to photograph. First you always need to talk. The photogra- pher must become an invisible part of the club, only then he will go unnoticed. The models bare themselves before the camera, reveal their secrets. During the night they pretend, play games, dress up, turn into somebody else. When the morning comes, they will cover their huge tattoos, wounds, holes in the flesh made by the hooks, bruises with an elegant suit or stylish dress.

The British „HUH. Magazine” praised him for always showing the raw, unretouched faces of the characters. Texts about Paweł and his work have been published in the British Journal of Photography, the French Photo Magazine, the German Nude Paper, American Carpicious Magazine or the Chinese Glob- al Times. In 2009, the US-based publishing house Morel Books issued a a limited edition of Jaszczuk’s photobook: “Salarymen”. The whole print-run sold out in a matter of days. Among others at the most famous Paris boutique, Colette.

NOBUYOSHI ARAKI - ARAKIMANIA

Nobuyoshi Araki became internationally famous through his undisputed photographic artistry, but also through the controversial style and the scandals which have accompanied most of his exhibitions for decades. His creative work has often verged on the pornographic, as he photographed women in a manner which raised the rage of feminists. On the other hand, in many of his images the viewers find exceptional sensitivity, nostalgia and subtlety.

This is the catalogue of an exhibition at Leica Gallery Warsaw in cooperation with the Viennese photography gallery Ostlicht. It was an extensive review of the work of the Japanese master. The exhibition presented his works covering the period from 1968 to 2012: the famous Kinbaku scenes, colorful still lives, Polaroids and finally, scenes from the „Darakuen” (Paradise) series.

Nobuyoshi Araki (born in 1940 in Tokyo) studied photography and movie direction at the Chiba university. After graduation, he started work at the Dentsu agency, where he met his future wife – Yoko.


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