• Known for confrontational, often very explicit bondage-themed

    11 monthes ago - By W Magazine

    Known for confrontational, often very explicit bondage-themed images, Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki has long been a favorite of Saint Laurent designer Anthony Vaccarello. While Araki's fetishistic photography has often been described as shocking, its larger purpose is to expose the hypocrisy of conservative mores-something Vaccarello says also applies to the work of Yves Saint Laurent, as well as to his own. “I've always loved the side of Araki that's extremely free,” he says. “He's not working out of oppression or concern for how others see him. He does what he wants, and there's...
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