Maruyama has captured what at first seems to be a long exposure image of a nude figure in motion. However there’s more to the images than first meets the eye, as he explains:
I tried to capture the beauty of both the human body’s figure and its motion.
The figure in the image, which is formed into something similar to a sculpture, is created by combining 10,000 individual photographs of a dancer.
By putting together uninterrupted individual moments, the resulting image as a whole will appear to be something different from what actually exists.
With regard to these two viewpoints, a connection can be made to a human being’s perception of presence in life.
Maruyama was born in 1968 in Nagano, Japan, and moved to New York in 2003.
All images © Shinichi Maruyama