Art is all about doing what you shouldn't.

β€” Nobuyoshi Araki

The most delicious Nobuyoshi Araki quotes you will be delighted to read

Photography is about a single point of a moment.

It’s like stopping time. As everything gets condensed in that forced instant. But if you keep creating these points, they form a line which reflects your life.


In the act of love, as in photography, there is a form of life and a kind of slow death.


I would say my sex drive is weaker than most. However, my lens has a permanent erection.


I only tie up woman's body because I know I cannot tie up her heart.

Only her physical parts can be tied up. Tying up a woman becomes an embrace.


What makes [photography] obscene is its terrible cruelty.

Happiness may be fleeting, but it's the reason we go on living. Photography is the joy that precedes pain, the moment of life just before death.


Photography has always been associated with death.

Reality is colorful, yet early photography always took the color out of reality and made it black-and-white. Color is life; black-and-white is death. There was a ghost hidden in the invention of photography.


A photographer cannot be inexperienced, or too mature. A photographer ought to be half-ripe.


The camera itself, the photograph itself, calls up death.


Women? Well, they are gods. They will always fascinate me. As for rope, I always have it with me. Even when I forget my film, the rope is always in my bag. Since I can't tie their hearts up, I tie their bodies up instead.


My photos are my diary. Every photo is no more than the representation of a single day. And each day contains the past and the projection into the future. That's why I feel compelled to indicate the date on every picture I take.


Photographs are diary entries That's all they can be.

Photographs are just documentations of a day's event. At the same time, they drag the past into the present and also continue into the future. A day's occurrence evokes both the past and the future. That's why I want to clearly date my pictures. It's actually frustrating, that's why I now photograph the future


You are either born to be a photographer or not.

The art of photography is not something you can learn in the classroom or by watching someone do it.


About Nobuyoshi Araki

Quotes 16 sayings
Profession Photographer
Birthday May 25, 1940

Don't you think that it is necessary to have a sense of brutality in photography?


There is a camera is between a man and a woman.


Only artists without talent try to shock people.