The Surreal And Beautiful Photography Of Tokyo’s Levitating Girl

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Natsumi Hayashi is a Japanese artist known for her fixation with levitating. Two years, ago, the photographer began posting portraits online of herself floating in mid-air. The magical project – titled “Today’s Levitation” – is the subject of a playful survey of her year-long obsession with flying.

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Natsumi Hayashi is neither a Jedi master or a mind freak. Her work relates a scientific theory that makes her levitations a bit risky. She exerts full force as she levitates and let it all go to create that floating effect. Unlike the typical jump shot, levitation must project a steady, floating object without too much facial expression and movement.

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‘The only way to get a right timing for a shot is jumping a lot. Sometimes I need to jump over 100 times to get a right shot,’ she said Natsumi to Daily Mail.

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‘We all are surrounded by social stress as we are bound by the force of the earth’s gravity,’ she explains.

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She says she plans to continue working toward being a professional photographer, a career that she says wryly, is ‘just getting off the ground.’

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