Nobuyoshi Araki’s “Subway Love”

Wednesday: (photographic) ART

Nobuyoshi Araki (荒木経惟) or simply Araki (アラーキー) is one of Japan’s leading photographers.

His collection “Subway Love” is dazzling. From 1963 until 1972, the young Nobuyoshi Araki obsessively photographed his fellow passengers during his daily commute on the Tokyo subway. Yawning businessmen, women asleep, kids who mugged for the camera.. Araki captured them all candidly on film and without using a viewfinder. Now, over thirty years later, “Subway Love” brings back to life these vital and various “prisoners” crammed into their subway cars.

I don’t know about you, but I’m obsessed with subway photography, I find it of an immense beauty!

All photography is © Nobuyoshi Araki


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