"It's very hard sometimes to look at a piece by Araki just a separate entity, because his work is a whole story." - Lou Proud, Phillips Head of Photographs in London, presents a single-owner collection of photographs by the great Japanese photographer and provocateur, Nobuyoshi Araki.

Continuing the tradition of early Japanese culture, the erotic content of Araki's photographs has been likened to notable examples of early Japanese painting; one such reference being the emakimono paitings from the Kamakura period (1185-1333) which focus on erotic themes combined with social satire.