ByRicardo Du Toit, writer at Creators.co
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Ricardo Du Toit

Japanese photographer Izima Kaoru has been working on something special since 1995. Working with female models, they choose a scenario, a location, and designer clothes. Together they create the perfect crime scene, one where attention to detail is essential to capture the spirit of the eerie death. This series is called Landscapes With a Corpse.

Koike Eiko wears Gianni Versace (423), 2004
Koike Eiko wears Gianni Versace (423), 2004

With perfectly still bodies, everything it all seems very realistic. There's the sight of of violence, with the model being extremely well dressed.

You might call it twisted , but if this was a feature-length movie, it'd probably be the most amazing thriller you'd ever see.

Director Chad Fahs also made an 84 minute documentary about this amazing series, but little is known about the film's release. I tried reaching out to him, but so far, no success.

The last known work of Landscapes With a Corpse is dated from 2008, around the same time a 192-page hardcover coffee table book was released, containing what is most likely the entirety of the series. As of 2016, Izima Kaoru has no plans to revive and continue the project.

Izima Kaoru: Landscapes With a Corpse is available on Amazon and Book Depository.

Saeki Hinako wears Junya Watanabe (263),2000
Saeki Hinako wears Junya Watanabe (263),2000
Igawa Haruka wears Dolce Gabbana (383), 2003
Igawa Haruka wears Dolce Gabbana (383), 2003
Tominaga Ai wears Prada (403), 2003
Tominaga Ai wears Prada (403), 2003
Reika Hashimoto wears Milk (442), 2006
Reika Hashimoto wears Milk (442), 2006
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