Kiyo Murakami’s Post apocalyptic carnival retro gothic erotic fantasy burlesque cyberpunk art
Not to be confused with that master of magical realism Haruki Murakami, Kiyo Murakami’s work could well be considered to be its photographic equivalent. Post-apocalyptic-carnival-retro-gothic-erotic-fantasy-burlesque-cyberpunk art. See for yourself.
FROM KIYO MURAKAMI’s website:
I was born in Shizuoka, currently based in Tokyo, Japan. After I graduated from art school, I continued experimenting with various art-illustration, design, music, etc. But I found best way to express myself through the world of photography.
I find inspiration in paintings, music, and movies – old paintings and classic picture books in particular, but my most creative ideas come from my childhood memories and dreams. Some of my work are self-portraits, something I do not consider narcissistic, but rather an adventure in self-discovery that often has the benefit of being “therapeutic” as well.
I love to make collaborative work with talented people, my friends, musicians and performers-they’re helping my creativity as well.