Week 1 – Art Experience – Landscapes with a Corpse (Inspired by Izima Kaoru)


The concept for these photos is “date night gone wrong.”

I was inspired by the beautiful aesthetics of Izima Kaoru’s images, which proposed that death held a sort of mysterious allure behind it. His muses’ polished looks & pretty clothes created a stark contrast to the deep slumber that they had succumb to: death.

The cause of death in these photos is up to interpretation. Whether I tripped in my heels and struck my head against the railing of the pier or if I was poisoned by my mystery date moments before remains to be unseen.


“Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forget life, to be at peace.” —Oscar Wilde, The Canterville Ghost


4 thoughts on “Week 1 – Art Experience – Landscapes with a Corpse (Inspired by Izima Kaoru)

  1. Wonderful Hannah.

    When I read your post I thought maybe you were our Creative Writing major! So I ran to MyCSULB to check and it turns out you’re actually our Marine Biologist! 😀

    Even more lovely writing “for a Marine Biologist”! 😛
    Are you familiar with Oliver Sacks? He was a uniquely sensitive Neurobiologist who wrote beautiful books about people in amazing circumstances. If you’ve never read anything of his, you might enjoy taking a look. The CSULB library has a number of his books:

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    1. I have a profound respect for creative writing majors, so I consider it a compliment that you mistook me for one! I have heard of Oliver Sacks but I’ve never actually read his books. Thank you for the recommendation! I’ll definitely look into him & his writing 🙂

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