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The Girl Who Loves to Levitate (Part 2)

When we first wrote about The Girl Who Loves to Levitate over a year ago, her story went viral and her post was one of the most viewed ever on this site. With more incredibly timed self-portraits under her belt, we thought it was the perfect time to show you some of her latest work.

Japanese photographer Natsumi Hayashi glides through Tokyo without ever really touching her feet to the ground. At least that’s what it seems in her Levitation photographs where Hayashi floats along in otherwise ordinary scenes.

Getting the right shot involves many attempts, 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.”

I can just imagine her running to the perfect spot right before the shutter clicks. Hayashi’s spectacular timing and incredibly creative scenes allow her viewers to drift alongside throughout her world.




















Natsumi Hayashi’s website
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