A painting of me


   10 February 2008, late morning

Since I last wrote about Akarimentari, the movie managed to come out on DVD. Akarimentari is a documentary about the Nobuyoshi Araki, one of Japan’s most notorious photographers. I’ve always had mixed feelings about his work, but after watching this movie I feel like I appreciate what he does a lot more. Watching him work is intense. I also like his breezy attitude about photography, art, and pornography. The movie showcases a lot of his work, interviews with the man himself, and interviews with art critics, models, and fans. The movie also features an original score by DJ Krush, which is hype. Really though, there was so much nakedness in this movie there was no way it couldn’t be good.

Reviews of Arakimentari at MetaCritic.



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