Araki is a Japanese photographer and contemporary artist – Nicknamed – Arākī. His work has varied over the years from borderline pornographic to images of personal memories of his dead wife. He has also worked with other artists such as Nan Goldin in 1994 and recently photographed Icons such as Lady GaGa.
With the basis of his work all referencing sex or bondage in some ways these images from his series – Flowers (1997) are more beautiful and aesthetically pleasing to look at. The flowers still do have however a sexual reference to them, all being open in the middle and it focusing on the main part of the flower. All circular like holes being photographed right down the middle – (Referencing a woman’s genitals)