Sayaka Maruyama, 1983, Japan, is an artist that uses various techniques in her artwork. She draws, paints, designs and edits films, but most of all she photographs. She often works together with hair and head prop artist Tomihiro Kono, also in the series Japan Avant Garde, which is based on her feelings as a Japanese living abroad. The images of Sayaka are often dark, mysterious but do sometimes contain bizarre colours. The following images come from the series Japan Avant Garde, Tori-Onna and Silent Conversation.