Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Bringing Levity to Life





Tokyo-based photographer, Natsumi Hayashi, is someone who definitely does not have her feet firmly planted to the ground and here is the photographic evidence to prove it. Hayashi is literally taking photography to new heights as she captures images of herself levitating all around Tokyo and beyond. What's even more amazing is that she completes this feat without any help from photo shop or any other digital gadgetry. All she needs is her trusty old camera with a self-timer as well as a tripod and she's ready to take off. Hayashi says she sometimes has to jump up to 300 times to capture that magical single second where she is floating on air.


When discussing the impact of her work, the twenty-something-year-old has told the press, “We all are surrounded by social stress as we are bound by the force of the Earth’s gravity. So I hope that people feel something like an instant release from stressful, practical days by seeing my levitation photos.”  The date on the artist's latest entry to her blog, Yowayowa Camera Woman Diaryindicates that it's been over half a year since she has posted a new levitation photo. Even if that date is accurate, it' s not likely that her growing legion of loyal fans from around the globe will give up hope that she'll take off again some time soon. 


Nobody may know for certain exactly when the “levitating girl” (as Hayashi is known) will grace the lower atmosphere surrounding Tokyo, but we hope it's soon because if there is one thing we could all use it's a little more levity in our lives.


See more of Hayashi's levitation photos at Yowayowa Camera Woman Diary.

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