Time-lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs

Time lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs long exposure dance

Time lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs long exposure dance

Time lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs long exposure dance

Time lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs long exposure dance

Time lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs long exposure dance

Time lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs long exposure dance

Time lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs long exposure dance

Time lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs long exposure dance

Time lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs long exposure dance

NY-based photographer Shinichi Maruyama created these lovely photographs using nearly 10,000 individual photographs of a nude dancer in motion. The abstract images remind me of Japanese ink wash painting, as if the figures were cread by the stroke of a thick brush, which is not unsuprising considering Maruyama’s previous work with water sculptures. Of the photos Shin says:

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.

See much more on his website. All images courtesy the artist. (via kottke, petapixel)