‘Nude’ by Shinichi Maruyama.
Can a photography capture movement? Sometimes. These amazing photos capture the fluidity and motion of dance. Created by Japanese photographer Shinichi Maruyama, he combines 10,000 individual frames of a dancer moving. The final product is a still image where you can see the entire sequence of what the dance did. It is absolutely captivating and every time I look at the image, I see something different. I try to recreate the movements in my head and each time, I come up with something different. I certainly wouldn’t mind having these pictures framed and hanging on my wall.
You can see the rest of Maruyama’s work here.
This series of images looks like long exposure dance photography. But do not be fooled, each images contain ten thousand images stitched together, his camera manages to record two thousand frames a second.
“I tried to capture the beauty of both the human body’s figure and its motion.
The figure in the image, which is formed into something similar to a sculpture, is created by combining 10,000 individual photographs of a dancer.
By putting together uninterrupted individual moments, the resulting image as a whole will appear to be something different from what actually exists.
With regard to these two viewpoints, a connection can be made to a human being’s perception of presence in life.”
His images are a completely stunning, recording movement and the body in it’s fluidity.
To see more of Maruyama’s work, click here.