Up-and-coming Tokyo-based photographer Natsumi Hayashi definitely does not have her feet firmly planted to the ground. 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 the aid of any digital wizardry. All she needs is a trusty old camera equipped with a self-timer, a tripod, maybe a friend to lend a hand, 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 pictures on the artist’s website, Yowayowa Camera Woman Diary, have been lifting the spirits of fans around the world for last couple years now.
While nobody knows for certain exactly where the “levitating girl” (as Hayashi is known) will grace the lower atmosphere surrounding Tokyo, the magical moment captured in the camera lens is sure to bring a little more levity to all our lives.© Japan Today