Although he truly began practicing photography at the age of 10 after his father had got him a camera, Nobuyoshi Araki prefers to say he was born with a camera in his hands and that the first thing he did at his birth was to turn around and capture his mother’s vagina: the legend was set. For several decades now, the Japanese photographer has depicted, in a somehow messy, quick and honest way, the mundanities of his everyday life including his honeymoon and the premature death of his wife in 1991 - pleasure and death reunited in what perfectly sums up the photographers’ obsessions. From his wife’s pubic hair to feminine genitals hidden by sensual blooming flowers, Nobuyoshi Araki has played with sexuality and intimacy, braving Japanese authorities with candid-like and playful images, often considered pornographic by his detractors and pure art by his admirers. With his kinbaku photographs, celebrating the Japanese ancient art of bondage, he has reunited tradition, provocation and grace with his women clad in elegant kimonos challenging his country’s conservative moralism and erotic culture. Nobuyoshi Araki just lost the vision of his right eye and rather than bringing an end to his practice, it has enhanced his personal diaristic experience. Focusing on an intimate subject, going from the touching to the disturbing, assuming sexuality and grief, the photographer now interferes with blindness.