Man and Woman (1961) presented in a direct manner eros and the naked body as its theme. Killed by Roses (1963) cast its subject Yukio Mishima in a baroque aesthetic space. Kamaitachi (1969), set in Japanfs northeast countryside with Butoh dancer Tatsumi Hijikata as subject, was composed from a fantasy world of Mysticism and insanity.
Other publications include Embrace (1971), The Cosmos of Gaudi (1984), Luna Rossa (2000), Shumpon, Ukiyo-e Projections (2003), Why, Mother, Why? (2004), and The Butterfly Dream (2006), in which Butoh dancer Kazuo Ohno is photographed as subject. Other books include, Letfs Try Anything: My History of Photography (2005), Letfs Speak Honestly: My View of Photography (2005), Theory of Spherical Dualism of Photography (2006). Hosoe has had numerous exhibitions outside of Japan as well as photography workshops and hi has been active in the public sector.