For this edition, I have asked 12 photographers to participate (Makoto Hada, Tomoki Imai, Masashi Nagao, Go Itami, Seiji Shibuya, Keizo Kitajima, Rinko Kawauchi, Katsumi Omori, Takashi Homma, Daido Moriyama, Rie Suzuki, and Aya Takada).
The project will help raise funds for the National Parents Network to Protect Children from Radiation (Japan).
“As for the process, ideally I would like to spend my time walking around as a free soul being completely open to what comes my way. However, the truth of the matter is that much of the time I set out to specifically photograph; that is, I go to a place…which for one reason or another is promising. Once there, I try to forget that I came for the purpose of photographing and leave myself open to respond first and then photograph as a result of that response. I have found that, almost inevitably, the more I succeed in doing this the better I use the camera."
—Charles Pratt (1926-1976), from Statement About Photography”—David Simonton:
This is a 35min documentary by NHK on Nobuyoshi Araki from 2010. While it centers around his diagnosis and recovery from prostate cancer (the subject of which became an excellent photobook) it looks back on the impact that Death has had on his life, namely losing his wife and most recently his beloved cat Chiro. The film crew follows the photographer around various fashion shoots and even on the streets of Ginza. The short bit filmed at one of his “Erotic Housewives” shoots is cleverly safe for work. It’s too bad it isn’t subtitled in English.
Since it is from NHK it will most likely be taken down soon- check it out while you can.