“Love-Dream, Love-Nothing” accompanies the same-titled 2018 exhibition at Taka Ishii Gallery and consists of 98 medium-format monochrome photographs taken by Japanese master photographer Nobuyoshi Araki.
His unshaken insistence on photographing with film stems from the conviction that the emotions Araki holds dear (love, compassion, affection) can only be captured on the emulsion surface of photographic film.
“Love-Dream, Love-Nothing” is a condensation of the artist’s latest work and a strong assertion that “the ultimate photograph is black-and-white”.
— from the publisher’s statement (translation by shashasha)
Photo by Kenji Takahashi