“Rather than shooting something that looks like a professional photograph, I want my work to feel intimate, like someone in the subject’s inner circle shot them.” (...) “Shooting all those people taught me so much about the essence of human beings.”
“The people in front of you, the subjects, they’re far more extraordinary than you. They all have their own charms. But often they themselves aren’t even aware of their charms, so you have to discover it and present it to them, like, “This is it!” They’re radiating all this aura, so your job is to pump up that aura even more and give it back to them by capturing it on film. That’s how I approach my work.”
"To contemplate the works by Araki is an ideal opportunity to delve into the world of one of the classics of the oriental photography. (...) Throughout his works, the artist displays a very personal view on the world of the female erotism, on the subtle and veiled registers of the sensuality and the pleasure. The scent of an erotism, however, to which our western senses only can aspire in part, with a certain gesture of strangeness and lack of knowledge."
Francisco Carpio, Blanco y Negro Cultural - ABC