Jesse’s Visual Interviews: Lui Araki 

Lui Araki is more reknown in these parts as a skateboarder but shows off his photographic sense in his responses to this week’s edition of Jesse’s Visual Interviews

Q1: Who are you? 


Q2: What is your favorite way to waste money?


Q3: What do you consider the most overrated virtue? 


Q4: When are you happiest? 


Q5: What did your first kiss feel like? 


Q6: Where is home?


Q7: Which body parts (yours or otherwise) do you feel the most affection for? 


Q8: What is your favorite vice?


Q9: How do you define adulthood? 


Q10: What is your favorite time of day?


Q11: Who is your favorite person?


Q12: What is the most important thing in any relationship?


Thank you for your responses, Lui!

Lui I have found that around Tokyo he is more known for his skateboarding abilities with several sponsorships including Zoo York. But what most don’t know is his photography ability which is strange because he is never without his T3 or M6. Shooting almost exclusively in color, he shoots the cheapest Fujifilm 100 speed film and self develops and prints in his small overpacked office in Nakameguro that is a mix of heavily used skateboards, photo/ skateboard magazines, and a color darkroom. He often exhibits at Diginner gallery in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo that also exhibits previously featured photographers Carson Lancaster and Woody Gooch. Check his links below:


Instagram: @luiaraki  


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