Japanese artist Nobuyoshi Araki (* 1940) undisputedly ranks among the most radical and influential photographers of our time and is regarded an important figure in current art sphere far beyond the area of photography. His controversial and intimate studies of women’s bodies made him internationally renowned and are a recurring motif of his artistic universe. He has been a longtime friend of OstLicht Gallery and its founder Peter Coeln, which most recently led to the celebrated 2014 exhibition »Araki Teller« together with Jürgen Teller. The series »Love by Leica« (2006) and »Last by Leica« (2012–2014) present atmospherically dense collections of women’s portraits, nudes and landscapes in black and white. The fading blossoms in the large format colour prints from the project »Flowers and Jamorinsky« (2005–2006) evoke feelings of transience, nostalgia and poesy.