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Izima Kaoru is a contemporary photographer renown for his very unique style that blends beauty, glamour, and celebrity with death. Izima Kaoru was born in Kyoto, Japan in the year 1954.

Price range information: Works range from $3,000 to $30,000.

Kaoru has been an important part of the creative scene in Japan. He helped to found a free newspaper in 1980 called Ale. Years later he also helped to found a cassette based magazine called Tra.

After working in the industry for many years Kaoru also founded a fashion photography magazine called Zyappu.

One well series that was well received by critics was released in 1995 and titled Landscapes with a Corpse.

In this clip a brief documentary on Izima Kaoru:


The artist had his first exhibition in 1977.

Kaouru has also worked in the fields of fashion photography, and video.

The artist is based out of Tokyo, Japan.

What an interesting niche Kaoru has created. One can find many similarities between the work of Kaoru and Andy Warhol. Warhol created many images of death that included people jumping from skyscrapers, mangled bodies involved in car wrecks, and also celebrities who died such as Marilyn Monroe.