Yoko My Love. Photographs by Nobuyoshi Araki. Brief text by Akira Hasegawa (in Japanese and English). Asahi Sonorama, 1978. Unpaged. Octovo. First edition. INSCRIBED in Kanji on Hardbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Black-and-white reproductions. Glassine jacket (visible in illustration).
A touching collection of Araki's wife Yoko shot between 1968 and 1977. As Akira Hasegawa explains in his brief essay, "In effect, the act of taking a picture is a deed that is performed with the goal of seeing oneself clearly. In his photographs, Yoko serves as a mirror reflecting himself." A rare book that will serve as an eye-opener to those who are only familiar with Araki as a photographer of nudity, bondage, and kink.