Blue Period / Last Summer: Arakinema by Nobuyoshi Araki featured in Ravelin Magazine

Tuesday February 13, 2018

By Alec Coiro

"Currently, we’re looking at a book created out of images from two movies Araki made in 2005: Blue Period and Last Summer. The movies are both based on the Arakinema concept Araki pioneered, the origin of which is described in the books introduction, “In 1986 at Cinema Rise in Tokyo, Nobuyoshi Araki staged a live performance entitled Tokyo Monogatar (Tokyo Story) involving projections of his photographs set to music. Using two slide projectors, Araki and his assistants, Nobuhiko Ansai  and Shiro Tamiya, created a sequence  of overlapping images which faded  into each other, accompanied by a musical soundtrack. Tokyo Monogatari became the first in a....

Mao Ishikawa, Red Flower, The Women of Okinawa featured in Liberation as one of the best 10 books of the year

Thursday December 28, 2017

By Clementine Mercier

"En 1974, la photographe Mao Ishikawa, après avoir étudié auprès de Shomei Tomatsu, rentre à Okinawa, l’île où elle a grandi. Elle a 22 ans et travaille dans un bar du quartier noir de Koza pour photographier les GI. Rendue aux Japonais en 1972, Okinawa a été occupée par les troupes américaines après la guerre et les soldats y ont implanté bars et fast-food : dans l’armée comme dans les loisirs, la ségrégation sévit puisque certains établissements et quartiers sont réservés aux soldats noirs. Leur aura d’occupants n’empêche en rien les Japonaises d’Okinawa de tomber folles amoureuses des GI, ce...

Blue Period / Last Summer: Arakinema by Nobuyoshi Araki featured in I-D

Thursday November 23, 2017

By Paige Silveria

Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki is famous for his striking black-and-white photos of naked women (often artfully tied up with rope). But his latest book, Blue Period, Last Summer, highlights his lesser-known performance work — featuring color-drenched photos of erotica as well as garbage-strewn Tokyo city streets and dreamy skylines...


Preston Bus Station by Jamie Hawkesworth featured in Dazed

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Text Ashleigh Kane

That moment has turned into seven years since Hawkesworth’s photos of a Brutalist bus station in Preston, England – where he was living at the time – were published in a pamphlet named Preston is my Paris. Made with an ex-uni tutor named Adam Murray, the pair spent a weekend in 2010 taking portraits of teenagers who caught their eye. “It was a centre for Megabus so if a bus comes from up North, it goes through Preston to go South, so there was always an influx of really interesting people coming through the station,” explains the photographer. “When I found...