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Robert Frank: Young Japanese often want to go to New York. I couldn’t understand why until I arrived in Tokyo. Rules can be sensed to an amazing extent throughout Tokyo, even when getting in a taxi or going shopping. The young Japanese who go to New York all want to escape from those rules.
Araki: But those who go there lack discipline. It is precisely in a place where rules and regulations exist that one learns the meaning of freedom. They’re just being self-indulgent because, no matter what kind of rules exist, the important thing is to be able to gain freedom. I developed as a photographer through the deaths of my father, my mother, and my wife. People who indulge themselves in photography or art don’t make good photographers or artists. A photographer must be a solitary person. For example, when someone dies, when a woman is crying, or in a moment of great passion, a photographer must be able to hold the camera and take pictures. As a result, I face the problem of being called inhuman or cold-hearted. That’s the hard part.
Frank: And the women who are your subjects, Mr. Araki, quickly get wise to your tricks and leave in a hurry…
Araki: That’s probably why I take a photograph of each woman out of a lingering attachment…because a photograph expresses a desire to make that woman mine. But, the women all leave me. Anyway, the intrinsic nature of photographs is lingering attachment. The desire to preserve something in the form of a photograph is the basic instinct, or physiology of photography. I think that all photographers should begin from the physiology of photography without getting too cerebral about it. And Robert, please do not solely make films and say that you’ve quit photography. Let’s keep taking photographs. With that in mind, I’d like to give you this gift… (while handing R.Frank a compact camera)
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‘…if you set up a rule to curb the action you want to stop or limit, you just really change the rules of the game. The goal line. The parameters under which one can ‘win’. And sadly it seems, that people who live in these systems, who play these games, do a wonderful job at being as corrupt as legally possible within the rules of any given system. They maximize profit and minimize responsibility. Some even go so far as to spend influence creating their own favorable rules.’
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