The Ministry of Artistic Affairs
Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Elevating the art of self-portraiture to a new level (literally), Tokyo-based photographer Hayashi Natsumi's work consists of the artist seemingly floating in midair within conventional settings in and around the Japanese city.

Titled "Today's Levitation", the series is updated daily with new photographs set in a variety of locations from a desolate street to a busy train platform. Using the aid of a simple tripod, the self-portraits are taken with a 10-second timer from a distance. All the poses are captured in mid-jump with no aid of a rigging system or photoshop.

Impossibly relaxed and composed, the floating subject injects a surreal atmosphere to the often normal set, rendering an image devoid of gravity or physics.

From Designboom. More of Hayashi Natusmi's images can be seen on her daily blog.