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Kaoru IZIMA "Hairmode" You FUJIMOTO

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Kaoru IJIMA (IZIMA), photographer. "Hairmode." You FUJIMOTO, model. Japan: Bijutsu Shuppan-sha, 1994, First Edition, HB, no dj as issued, 35 cm x 26 cm, 44 b/w & color photos, text in Japanese and English.

Bio: Born 1954 Kyoto. Tokyo-based photographer and TV commercial director. (Prefers to spell his family name "Izima" instead of "Ijima" - the spelling of early books.) Formerly the chief editor of zyappu, a progressive fashion magazine which folded in 1999 when publisher Korinsha went bankrupt. Education: Tokyo College of Photography. After graduating, spent 1 year in the USA. Career: After returning to Japan from the USA, started off as a photographer. Took about 5 years before his career took off. Worked as a fashion photographer, video clip production, and TV commercial director. Started zyappu magazine in 1994. One regular feature of the magazine was a short pictorial called "Serial Murders of Actresses." It featured photos of an imaginary murder of a famous Japanese actress who lies dead in a river, road, or elsewhere while wearing brand-name clothing which is cited in the text. He has continued this photo series even after the magazine folded. Twenty installments of this series were put into the book, sitai no aru 20 no hukei (A Corpse in 20 Scenes) published in 1999. In the years following, he published more books with this theme. Exhibitions: In early 2001, exhibited corpse series in Germany and New York. In Nov. 2001, exhibited at PhotoGuide Japan's Kyoto International Photo Showcase 2001 group show. In spring 2002, exhibited at fa projects in London, UK.

Condition: Excellent, with obi.