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-Sixteen Araki Books from 2016-

16. Hi-nikki (Non-diary Diary) (FondationCartier pour l'art contemporian) 

One doesn’t have to go far quotes from Araki concerning his thoughts on digital cameras and photography- none are all that positive- - but he’s shot digitally in the past. Indeed, his first purely digitally captured (and perfectly titled) book, Arakitronics, came out in 1994- way before most anyone reading this had ever even actually touched a digital camera.

Hi-nikki: Non-Diary Diary is the result of an invitation by the Cartier Foundation for Araki to provide snapshots for a weekly posting for their website. The book features 1,250 images, taken between March and May of 2014. Despite often sharing identical subject matter, the pictures are startlingly different than his usual film-based work. 

The compact Pentax consumer digital camera which Araki used flattened everything into form rather than feelings. Gone is the emotional depth of his dealing with eros and thanatos- digital media has little capability to transmit eroticism-  so if the camera has always been an extension of his heart and eye, here with so many digital snaps of actual photographs, it’s more like a pair of scissors- indeed, this book often reads as an artist’s scrapbook than a “proper” photobook. 

This approach makes it a valid and fairly interesting addition to the ever-growing Araki bibliography. 

Brace yourself people, Queen Mozah has arrived!

I am so happy these high quality photos are starting to be published from the Moroccan Royal wedding. Look at this gown, it is spectacular and she was walking like a supermodel on a runway in Paris couture week. This is definitely the Best Mozah fashion moment of the year for me.

P.S she apparently brought her hot son with her (at the back)

Sheikha Mozah looks diamondlicious in Cartier snake necklace & giant diamond ring(I suppose her wedding ring)


The Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain presents: América Latina 1960-2013, an overview of more than 50 years of Latin American photography. The exhibition is on display until April 6th.

Ever Astudillo, série Latin Fire, 1978 © Ever Astudillo

León Ferrari, Nunca Más, 1995 © León Ferrari

Paolo Gasparini, El habitat de les hombres… © Paolo Gasparini

Anna Bella Geiger, série Historia do Brasil - Little Boys & Girls, 1975 © Anna Bella Geiger

François Bauchet - “Fondation” stool - 1985
Varnish on MDF, lacquered steel
Produced for the office of the Cartier Foundation in Jouy-en-Josas, France