KaoRi Through the Looking Glass: Photo-Mad Old Man A 2015.5.25 75th Birthday
Publisher: Taka Ishii Gallery
“I’m now seeing things from the side of death. I’m looking at the world from the other side of the sky. That’s why it’s mirrored.” - Nobuyoshi Araki
Published by Taka Ishii Gallery, Nobuyoshi Araki's _KaoRi Through the Looking Glass: Photo-Mad Old Man A 2015.5.25 75th Birthday _brings together Araki's current series exhibited at the Taka Ishii Gallery May-June 2015. Marking his 22nd solo exhibition with the Gallery, these latest black and white and colour photographs present a world viewed from the reflection of his thoughts on death. Having experiencecd the recent loss of his cherished cat Chiro, the loss of sight in his right eye as well as his bout with prostate cancer, the images within this series capture Araki's attempt at viewing his life through the other side of the mirror, a reflective glance of his own persona, works and ongoing life through the mirror of life's end.