For my self-portrait of my departure I chose to capture my corpse in what I would describe as a peaceful way to go out. After a long 72 hour non-stop session of Call of Duty on Xbox 360 while drinking many beers with no food consumption at all, my roommate came home after school one day and was able to capture this shot. The use of the black and white filter was used to enhance the effects of the lifelessness of my body.
To me this was kind of a disturbing activity. If I found a lifeless human being I would never ever even think about taking a picture of the body. I get that Izima Kaoru’s project isn’t actually photography of actual dead bodies it is just the idea of them. I just still found that it was a very different form of art I wouldn’t enjoy.