For 20 years now Japanese fashion photographer Izima Kaoru has been working on his Landscapes with a Corpse photo series. Usually when our time is up, you just go. Not much preparation. Not much presentation. Kaoru not only gives his models the chance to contemplate their own demise, and then stage it wearing Prada or Versace, but he also affords them the luxury of getting up and walking away from the moment.
Sakai Maki in Jil Sander
In 2008 Kaoru photographed Sakai Maki’s demise while wearing Jil Sander.
In these 2 frames you see another familiar element of Izima Kaoru’s Landscapes with a Corpse: Point of View. He tends to present about 4 frames of each scene. From a closeup to a full body shot to a room sized view to a very wide view showing mountains, bridges, skylines, and even aerial views of the rooftop where beauty expired.
Your Mission, Avatar
Good morning, avatar. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to contemplate the occasion and setting of your own demise. Then pick something extraordinary from your very favorite designer to wear for your departure. Then photograph it. Like Kaoru you can think in terms of 4 images: from a tight headshot, all the way out to a wide landscape panorama.
- You can optionally write some thoughts about your departure from this world.
You can optionally write some thoughts about VR mortality vs RL mortality.
Post your images to your Blog, Flickr, etc.
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You can optionally add your images to the Challenges 2015 Flickr group
- Von Lintel Gallery / Izima Kaoru
Studio La Citta / Izima Kaoru
Van Der Grinten Gallery / Izima Kaoru
Hatje Cantz / Izima Kaoru: Landscapes with a Corpse
5 years ago, in Nov ’09, all 16 cast members of Vanessa Blaylock Company met their demise on Leto Zerbino & Steel Howlett’s remarkable Petruchio sim in VB12 – Landscapes with a Corpse
As always, should you or your corpse be caught or captured in your death pose, the Community Manager will disavow any knowledge of Friday Artist Challenge #3: Izima Kaoru: Landscapes with a Corpse.
Good luck Avatar,