"When you've lived through those three deaths, you'll be a photographer"-8

In the eyes of the Japanese, "genius Araki" (a nickname that Araki has given himself) has become an omnipotent "genius", especially in relationships.

Japanese taste. 

In the eyes of the Japanese, "genius Araki" (a nickname that Araki has given himself) has become an omnipotent "genius", especially in relationships. 

For the Japanese white-collar people who are trapped by the busy daily life, while their movement ability and imagination are greatly reduced by the heavy work and heavy life, their dependence on Araki's photography is also increasing. 

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Because it is this three-headed and six-armed figure who appears in all the places they want to go but cannot go, tries everything they want to try but does not have the opportunity and energy to try, and violates all the taboos they sometimes want to break. 

With Araki, their fantasy will be realized by agents, and everything will become much safer. All they have to do is to pay for a magazine and a photo album to look at the photos. They don't have to pay too much economic price, nor do they take any moral or legal risks. 

Araki Jingwei became the agent of their indulgent fantasies, and they got a brief relief in the world of Araki Jingjun. 

And this may be one of the reasons why his photo gatherings have always been popular. 

Araki's photos are deeply influenced by traditional Japanese porn literature and art. 

The floating world painting spring painting is one of the main resources of his photography. 

"Japanese interest" is one of the logos deliberately created by Araki's photography. 

The woman wearing kimono undressed, the design of simple and room, spotless tatami, these images can be said to come directly from the floating world painting. 

As the success of Uyoshi painting in the West in the 19th century, Araki's contemporary Uyoshi photography is also famous in the West today. 

Taking "Japanese taste" as a sharp weapon, he mass-produced and modernized Japanese culture as a kind of "other" of western culture. 

As a result, his photos have become a cross-border flow of cultural products that have been accepted by the Western world. 

Especially in the context of the popularity of multiculturalism, photos with modern Japanese social elements on the surface but typical Edo sentiment in their bones are indeed a big selling point. 

These photos of Araki are easy to curry favor with both Japan and the West. 

Internally, it is sufficient to satisfy the collective fantasy of the Japanese people, while externally, it provides cultural products that satisfy the exotic imagination of the West about the East. and to a certain extent replaced the criticism firepower of Western feminism such as "sexism" with the exotic sentiment. 

The question of how culture can be transformed into a symbol, an image, into a kind of consumer goods, and how the consumption can be combined with culture can be found everywhere in Araki's photography. 

Araki was born in the Taitung district of Tokyo in 1940. 

His father was a blacksmith, but he was also a photography enthusiast. 

From 1959 to 1963, he majored in Photography and Printing Engineering in the Engineering Department of Chiba University, majoring in photography and film. 

When he was in college, Araki won the first "Sun Award" photography award for a group of works showing a naughty child. 

The Sun Award is held by the famous Sun magazine (which was closed in 2001) to encourage fledgling young photographers. 

After graduating from university, he joined the photography department of Dentsu, Japan's largest advertising company, as a full-time advertising photographer. 

In 1971, he married Yoko Aoki, a typist who also worked at Dentsu. 

After his wedding trip, he used the company's photocopier to make a photocopy album "sentimental Journey" (limited to 1000 copies) recording the couple's wedding trip and widely distributed it, which made his debut in the Japanese photography industry in an alternative way and attracted a lot of attention. 

In 1972, he was so excited by the trend of modern photography in Japan that he resigned to become a freelance photographer. 

In 1992, Araki was fined 300000 yen for displaying obscene photos in the "Crazy Picture Diary" exhibition. 

In November 1993, the National Police confiscated all remaining books at the Park Gallery in Shibuya, Tokyo, because the gallery sold "pornography", a collection of Araki works deemed obscene. 

The works in this book are the works he participated in the photo exhibition "Tokyo of Araki" held in Australia in 1992. 

Australian publishers are deeply confused that the book caused a sensation in New York and elsewhere but was banned in Japan. 

Araki is a controversial photographer. 

The genitals in his works, the nudity of the masochist, the nudity of the young girl. 

Caused him a lot of trouble. 

But he even has a group of photographers called the Araki Jingwei tribe. 

People both love him and hate him, including his works. 

So far, Araki has held large-scale exhibitions in Vienna, Florence, New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam, and other places, and his works have been collected by many domestic and international galleries and museums. 

He won the Japanese Interior Design Forum Award in 1994, the 7th Dongchuan Town Award in 1991, and the Shashin-no-kai Award of the Japanese Photography Society in 1990. 

Araki is currently one of the most internationally influential photographers in Japan. 

On January 27, 1990, Yoko passed away safely after saying the last "thank you" to Yoko. 

Araki recorded the last moment with his lens.