Looking at Natsumi Hayashi’s amazing self portraits where she captures herself floating you’d think it is all done with the aid of Photoshop, right? Wrong! Read on to see how she manages to pull it off.
Natsumi Hayashi is an incredibly talented photographer who has an ongoing project that consists of taking self-portraits of herself levitating. They really are amazing. Check them out:
Looking at them your first thought might be “Photoshop!” but that is not the case at all. She achieves this natural floating effect by jumping…a lot! She has said that sometimes it will take her over 1 hour to shoot a picture and sometimes she has to jump up to 300 times. She shoots the pictures at a shutter speed of 1/500 or faster with a Canon EOS 5D Mk2. When she is going to shoot herself at a distance of 10 seconds from the camera she uses a self-timer but when she wants to photographer herself further away she asks friends to help her by pressing the shutter.
And why does she want to portray herself levitating? In her own wods "I wanted to express myself in the picture as someone free from Earth’s gravitational pull. In being free of gravity in the pictures, I am also not bound to societal conventions. I feel as though I am not tied to many things and able to be my true self.”
if you are interested in her work check out her blog where you can see many many more levitating shots and can read her explanations.
“Around the World in Analogue” is your bite-size guide to the most amazing travel destinations across the globe, as documented by the members of the Lomography community. Today, lomographer Nural İdrisoğlu (@nural) takes us to her recent vacation in Athens.
Most of us organize our photo albums according to events or places. Some prefer to classify their photographs according to film or technique, while others compile their best shots. Have a look at this month's most noteworthy albums and learn how to tell your stories through visual organization.
We constantly search far and wide, meticulously seek out, hunt down, and hand-pick some of the most experimental and alternative gear out there - and we've now gathered them all in one easy to browse shop category, ready for the picking! In the Lomo-Bazaar, you canalso be part of our process of collecting fresh new products, rare treasures, and crowd-funded creations to sell on the shop - after all, they’re all for you! Get in touch with us to share your suggestions for amazing gear - go on, we’re all ears!
A shared love of photography keeps the Lomography community together. Fueling this passion are the beautiful photographs we see everyday. And so we want to thank these dedicated lomographers for filling up the community with wonderful images all throughout the month.
Every month, thousands of film photography enthusiasts from all over the world join the Lomography community. We welcome yet another batch of talented newcomers who stood out from the rest because of their exceptional photos.
Brighten up anybody's day with the quirky color combo and all around creative potential of the new Lomo'Instant Murano! This vibrant new member of the Lomo'Instant family is available on it's own or with lenses!
In December, travel photographer B.A. Van Sise traveled to Spain, where he spent much of a month hiking 311 miles along the famed pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago. Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens in tow, he shot portraits of pilgrims he met while walking through the wilderness.
Cody Bratt is one of a kind photographer who fell in love with instant photography early on. Working with a Polaroid camera certainly shaped his photographic style and allowed him to capture the pure essence of photography- both heart and soul.