Nobuyoshi Araki - Bar Rouge. - Shinjuku - Tokyo. By Eadweard R. York. 2014 All Rights Reserved.
"I rarely use a flash for my camera if I shoot on the street, so when my agent told me they had arranged for me to go hang out and shoot Araki that night in a bar at 6pm. I thought to myself, 'Shit I don't have any lights with me and I'm going to meet 'The Warhol of Japan.' I ran to Big Camera and bought a small rinky-dink Canon light. Araki thought this was pretty funny after I told him the story. I then gave him a hard time about the low-res digital camera The Cartier Foundation had given him to document his life. Araki is pretty funny guy, and a very sweet man. When we first met him I had long hair and a beard and he called me "A Viking." The next time I saw Araki, I had cut my hair off and it took him a minute to remember me then he gave me a huge hug asked me where The Viking went and laughed.
When Araki is at Bar Rouge no one gets in unless they know you. We ended up drinking and hanging out until 11 pm that night. When we left there was a line of people waiting to get in. - Eadweard"
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