║ Mari Hirata ║

© Mari Hirata, Heels Hoist #3, from the series Domestic Bliss, 2007 © Mari Hirata, The Pregnant Bride, from the series Domestic Bliss, 2007 “My Photographs talk about the unity of formality and informality. It is the combination of established procedure and order, with the notion of surrealism and visual puns. Progressing forward from the…

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║ Izima Kaoru ║

© Izima Kaoru, Igawa Haruka wears Dolce Gabbana, 2003 © Izima Kaoru, Tanja de Jaeger wears Christian Dior, 2002 “Poetic yet disturbing, bloody yet seductive. Since 1993 the Japanese photographer Izima Kaoru has been creating scenes of sophisticated violence and enchanting horror. Landscapes with a Corpse is the title of his project. He invited actresses…

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║ Kanako Sasaki ║

© Kanako Sasaki, Outcast, from the series Wanderlust, 2003-04 © Kanako Sasaki, leva, Riga, Latvia from the series The World of Groping, 2006 “Kanako Sasaki’s photographs are largely self-portraits. Not only does she pose in her pictures, but the works are also inspired directly from her own childhood memories and imagination. Sasaki’s photos capture the…

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║ Hiroyo Kaneko ║

© Hiroyo Kaneko, Untitled #7, from the series Sentimental Education, 2005   © Hiroyo Kaneko, Untitled #2, from the series Sentimental Education, 2005 “I have seen this artist’s work for years and to find this flower from a rich harvest is a surprise. Many say that all essences of an artist can be seen in…

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