TOKYO LOVE Spring Fever, 1994 – Nan Goldin, Nobuyoshi Araki
Publish by Scalo – 2007
26 x 18,4 cm – 212 pages in colours – Soft cover
Tokyo Love: Spring Fever 1994 is the brilliant collaboration between Goldin and Araki, who captured the life of adolescents in Tokyo, documenting the underground youth who defied society’s preordained definitions of beauty, love and sexuality. The two photographers, each of them in their very own way obsessed by love and eroticism, complemented one another perfectly.
Goldin says of the project: “I came back to Tokyo in the spring of 1994 to photograph the new Japanese youth and managed to track down my own tribe. I found a household of kids who are living by the same beliefs that I did as a teenager, and who transcended any definition of hetero or homosexual.”