By Nan Goldin and Nobuyoshi Araki.
“I want to capture the joys of life. Not ‘AIDS’ or ‘cancer’ or ‘suffering’ but joy. Closing my eyes to those realities, I want to bubble over with pleasure in these pictures. I know that the minute you let go, death comes creeping up from behind.” So begins Araki’s intro to this joyful book on the beauty of adolescence, the exploration of Tokyo subculture and a dream collaboration between two photographer friends: Nan Goldin and Nobuyoshi Araki. It feels like a book that never ends – if only it never ended! Page after page of smiling, unselfconscious teenage faces. In Nan’s words: “… kids who are living by the same beliefs that I did as a teenager, and who transcend any definitions of hetero or homosexual.” A real gem and a hard-to-find one at that!
Publication date: 1995
Description: Softcover. 1st edition. Cover has superficial scratches and has some wear. Otherwise copy is in good condition