Heads will roll: Japanese artist plays with guts and gore ~ Kate Springer

As an only child growing up in Japan, photographer Izumi Miyazaki often let her imagination roam free.

Armed with her mother’s silver Pentax, the young teen developed a peculiar approach to capturing the world around her.
Surreal, grotesque and often humorous, her self-portraits seem to turn “kawaii” — the Japanese descriptor for all things cute — on its head. Something cutting edge…

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