Known for his photographic work deemed by many as obscene and distasteful, Nobuyoshi Araki developed a genius persona, similar to a "Mad Man." Often his photographic work resides in the world of sex and bondage. These works may cause his viewers to question what goes through the mind of the prolific photographer.
Recently we took a moment to view his exhibition in Los Angeles' downtown sector in which the artist showcases a Black and White series that depicts "nature morte" or dead nature. The series hones in on a grim mood that portrays the mortality of himself and all living things.