Nobuyoshi Araki’s Non-Diary Diary.
Still hot from his Supreme collaboration, Nobuyoshi Araki releases ‘Hi-Nikki (Non-Diary Diary), commissioned by Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, the publication celebrates the institutions 30th anniversary. The publication boasts an impressive 1,250 images that the prolific Japanese photographer snapped daily from March to May 2014.
Araki’s photographs show Tokyo through his lens, stunning cityscapes, portraits of women, sensual still-life, and shots from restaurants and bars - one area in particular, Kabuki-cho, a favourite of the photographer’s.
The cult photographer created the concept of the false photographic journal back in 1980. Araki’s “diaries” are inspired by Japanese history, his own daily life and Japanese eroticism.
The publication is available to buy now and is EUR 38.
My heart beats; I squeeze the shutter.
Less a diary, more a transcript of time.
This is life: when the beat stops, I’ll be dead.
— Nobuyoshi Araki