Sayaka Murayama is a London based Japanese photographer with a thoroughly distinct look and feel.
She definitely utilizes her heritage to create startlingly avant-garde images.
The work sort of reminds me a little of her countryman Araki and fashion photographer Paolo Roversi, while at the same time feeling utterly unique.
Flowers and nature seem to play a big part in much of her work but in a way that suggests more the decay or perversion of nature rather than a celebration of it.
It’s all very fin de siècle and very beautiful at the same time.
She’s definitely one of the most distinct voices in contemporary fine art and fashion photography that I’ve come across.