Self-styled "corpse photographer," film director and writer Tsurisaki Kiyotaka was born 1966 in Toyama Prefecture, Japan. He graduated from the Faculty of Letters, Keio University and became a photographer after a brief career as a porno director in 1994. His first solo exhibition was held at NG Gallery (Ikejiri, Tokyo) in 1995. He has shot over 1,000 scenes of death in some of the world's most unregulated and lawless areas and conflict zones, including Thailand, Colombia, Mexico, Russia, and Palestine. He is also known for his autopsy documentary OROZCO THE EMBALMER.