Nobuyoshi Araki, Erotos, 1993

Dust jacket with obi band back and front

Dust jacket with belly-band (Obi) back and front


Erotos is one of the most stunning books by legendary Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki. Other Araki titles may be stronger in a story-telling context but visually this really is the cat’s pajamas. Printed in glossy black and white, with a heavy black that can’t be any stronger. Araki is pointing his ringflashed-camera at various, mostly glossy, objects including both male and female body parts. Most in macro close-up. His intention is clear – Erotos.
How I wish mister Araki would do more of this kind of work.

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136 pages of photographs

6 pages text in Japanese and English

Hard cover with dust jacket and belly-band (Obi)

App. 23.3 x 30.8cm

144 pages