Chiro Aishi by Nobuyoshi Araki
Published by Kawade Shobo Shinsha (2012)
A small hardback collection of photographs from Araki taken in 2010. What has influenced Araki’s latest work is the recent death of his beloved cat, Chiro. After the death of his wife the two had continued their life together. The sense of loss and isolation as a result of losing the ones dear to him and feeling ‘death’ close at hand, has lead Araki to a far deeper lust for life. In embracing death there is an overflowing vitality and strengthened obsession towards life felt within his work. Life cannot exist without death.