Tag Archives: Hosokawa Fumie Dress Maternity

landscapes with a corpse

matsuda jun wears marni, 2000

fukasawa elisa wears john galliano, 2001

tomita yaskuo wears prada, 1997

aure atika wears paul & joe, 2001

hasegawa kyoko wears yves saint laurent rive gauche, 2003

hosokawa fumie wears tiffany, 1995

itaya yuka wears comme des garçons, 2000
kuroki meisa wears gucci, 2006

tsuruta mayu wears dries van noten, 1998

koizumi kyoko wears sybilla, 1993

tanja de jager wears christian dior, 2002

UA wears toga, 2003

erin o’connor wears vivienne westwood, 2006

yuki nae wears jil sander, 2000

takahashi keiko wears yohji yamamoto, 1994

sato yasue wears john galliano, 2001

saeki hinako wears junya watanabe, 2000

natsuki mari wears luisa beccaria, 2003

hashimoto reika wears milk, 2006

igawa haruka wears dolce & gabbana, 2003

shinohara ryoko wears vivienne westwood, 1996

kojima hijiri wears yohji yamamoto, 1999

all photographs by izima kaoru.

since 1993, izima kaoru has been shooting celebrities & models in fantastical death scenes of sophisticated violence. “landscapes with a corpse” is the title of the project and asks the sitter to reveal to kaoru their fantasies about a perfect death & what they would wear. the idea came to kaoru while organizing shoots at a japanese fashion magazine. “it occurred to me that death can happen to anybody; it is a part of life & it is always there,” he says. “i thought the depiction of a murder or accident would be a very powerful, provocative setting for a fashion shoot.” the images he produces have a film-like structure: long shots with bodies that seem to melt into the setting alternate with others that show close-ups of the wide-open eyes of the victims. yet, we never get the real story…..only clues & allusions.