Shinichi Maruyama embodies the beauty of a nude dancer in motion with that of a Japanese ink watercolour painting, by capturing the dancers in motion through time lapse photography. The ending result is something like paint strokes. A creative concept. It also shows the dedication that Shinichi Maruyama has put into this work, considering he had to handle nearly 10,000 images or more in order to create this amazing series. First of all, for those of you wondering what time lapse photography is:
Time-lapse photography is a technique whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower than that used to view the sequence. When played at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing. For example, an image of a scene may be captured once every second, then played back at 30 frames per second; the result is an apparent 30 times speed increase. Time-lapse photography can be considered the opposite of high speed photography or slow motion.
This is what the photographer had to say about this project:
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.
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