Natsumi Hayashi’s Levitation Photos
Photographer Natsumi Hayashi’s mesmerizing self portraits were made famous a year ago after My Modern Met featured a set of them. Now they’ve curated another series of her shots—and we can’t pull our eyes away.
While Hayashi might look to be effortlessly levitating all over Tokyo, the shots are actually the result of seriously hard work. “Getting the right shot involves many attempts,” according to My Modern Met, “and Hayashi says she either works with a friend or by herself through this following process: ‘First, I get a composition and a focus manually. Then I press the shutter release, run to the right position for a levitation as I check the camera’s blinking red LED counting down 10 seconds and jump by my intuition. In this manner, I need to jump over and over to get the right shot.’”