Director: Tsurisaki Kiyotaka
Year: 1995 - 2007
JUNK FILMS is a "greatest hits" of sorts for Japanese photographer/director Tsurisaki Kiyotaka. It's an anthology that includes some of the most brutal and realistic death scenes filmed by Kiyotaka.
"As a photographer in a crowded industry, finding your own niche might be a difficult task. For artist Tsurisaki Kiyotaka, a request to shoot a dead body for an S&M magazine has turned into a prolific career that has seen him photographing more than 1,000 corpses in some of the world’s most volatile areas.
Tsurisaki has published six books, two of which, Revelations (a 12-year anthology of his corpse shots) and Requiem De La Rue Morgue have been released in France. He also directed a film, Orozco El Embalsamador, which looks at the life of a Colombian embalmer. Intensely explicit, his work is not for the squeamish. But while there is an voyeuristic element of shock and gore value, the photos are strangely compelling – portrait-like, still life, or journalistic reportage, each corpse bearing testimony to a tragedy." - Bizarre Magazine.