Lady Gaga’s famous bondage photoshoot for Araki

Gaga posed for Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki in 2009. Some of the tamer images appeared in Vogue Hommes Japan, while Araki later turned the session into a limited edition art book. The images have since appeared in many exhibitions. The ones below were most prominently displayed in an auction held by the Lempertz group. Gaga discussed the session with Interview magazine in their issue dated Oct/Nov, 2009.

While the images have been on the internet since 2010, it appears to me that they have been significantly sharpened in the collection below. All previous versions I have seen were scans of Polaroids, and were therefore not as crisply defined as we see here. This site has the most complete collection that I have seen, but the second one below is not included and is new to me, so it may be a previously unpublished outtake. I think the fourth one is part of the original collection, but the lighting is very different from previously published versions.


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