Last Thursday, Little Big Man gallery in San Francisco opened its doors for the first time, presenting "Past Tense—Future," a solo show from one of Japan's most infamous art photographers, Nobuyoshi Araki. Though in the West he is known mainly for his visions of erotica—nubile beauties in bondage, provocative nudes—Araki is one of the most prolific photographers of all time, as this show reminds us, with works spanning more than three decades.
In 1998, Andrew Richardson launched the now infamous Richardson magazine—a radical publication about sex, fetish, desire, and porn stars. Speaking about sex in an analytical and academic way, Richardson is more an anthropology experiment than a titillating porn rag. In the new issue A6, the magazine takes on its most challenging theme to date: Love.