To leap and levitate

All images are from yowayowa
It is only the second day of the week but my immune system has failed me. Had to call in sick. To get better for work tomorrow, this is what I did (in no particular order): Nap, overdose on Redoxon Vitamin C tablets and read a book.

The pictures above are from the amazingly talented Natsumi Hayashi from Tokyo. Her photographs make you wonder if she's actually floating or if they are in fact photo-shopped. The answer to the second question is no. So how does she do it? She sets a self-timer or gets a friend to help her press the shutter and basically ... jumps. Easy? Not so. Sometimes it takes up to 300 jumps before she finds the perfect shot.

"In being free of gravity in the pictures, I am also not bound to societal conventions. I feel as though I am not tied to many things and able to be my true self."
"I hope the viewers can feel emancipation from the stress of daily life when they see my levitation photography.”
- Natsumi Hayashi

Visit her blog here (though she has, unfortunately, stopped updating it) as well as her Facebook page here for more creative shots.

8 comments:

Elle Sees said...

that's cool pics. I hope you feel better soon. I found that zinc works better for me than that in vitC, so try it next time maybe

trishie said...

So cool!

Phuc Nguyen said...

awesome photos. hope you're getting well soon :D

rooth said...

I hope you feel better soon! And I can't believe she's jumping in those shots. She must have some strong thighs :)

Stephanie said...

I love her photos! I've seen her work a few times before and it blows my mind every time. So masterful.

Jo N said...

Zinc? I havent heard of it before but will give it a try next time thanks!

Jo N said...

That's probably why she's that skinny. All those jumps.

Jo N said...

Sad that she hasn't been updating it ... I heard she has released a book. Trying to hunt it down.

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