and mom said i would be late for the bus
You know, when you have kids and you love them and you’re proud of them you just want to kiss them on the mouth sometimes.
“Everyone feels that sense of sadness in life. That’s why photography is a sentimental journey.”
“What people fantasize about but can’t actually do… Araki expresses it for you. But he doesn’t do it privately because he’s not that kind of guy. Araki is purely creating art. A feminist group might look at his work and get upset. Thinking it’s real, it’s horrible, and it should be banned. But personally, I think it’s OK. Because it’s art. Really.” (Komari, model)
“Some of the first photos I saw were of his wife… while she was in the hospital with tubes in her arms. The photo of him holding his dying wife’s hand made me cry uncontrollably. For me, that was the pinnacle of reality. So, I think… his shocking images are just a small slice. Every photo he takes revolves around that core. Whether it’s flowers, the sky, or the city… everything has that basic feeling of human warmth. That was my first impression.” (Shino, model)
Arakimentari | Travis Klose, 2004