Behold

Imagining a World Filled With Clones 

Monodramatic/Crowd.
Monodramatic/Crowd.

Daisuke Takakura

In these whimsical photos from the trippy sci-fi series “Monodramatic,” Daisuke Takakura imagines a world that is filled with clones. 

He begins each image by selecting a model who seems good-natured, which often means he or she is able to make many (many!) interesting expressions. Once he finds an appropriate location, Takakura creates a narrative on the spot and spends a couple of hours photographing the model in various poses. From there he spends a few days in post-production working on the fictional worlds.

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Takakura has worked as an actor, a designer, and a photographer and was looking for a way to combine his theater experience with his photography. The images, in many ways a reaction to a Japanese culture that is obsessed with youth, speak to the idea that we all have many different personalities. 

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Monodramatic/Gymnasium Eidolon.
Monodramatic/Gymnasium Eidolon.

Daisuke Takakura

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Monodramatic/At a Cafe #1.
Monodramatic/At a Cafe #1.

Daisuke Takakura

Monodramatic/Good Morning.
Monodramatic/Good Morning. 

Daisuke Takakura

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Monodramatic/Housing Complex.
Monodramatic/Housing Complex.

Daisuke Takakura

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Monodramatic/Whispers.
Monodramatic/Whispers.

Daisuke Takakura

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Monodramatic/Cait Sith.
Monodramatic/Cait Sith.

Daisuke Takakura

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