There’s something almost architectural about the work of New York-based photographer Shinichi Maruyama. He takes dynamic movement and fluidity, whether it’s water or paint or, as in the examples seen below, a naked dancer, and turns it into something that seems tangible, something that feels solid, like you could approach it and run your fingertips over it.
Of his work below, simply called ‘nude’, Maruyama has this to say…
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.
The results are visually stunning, and viscerally satisfying.
You can find more of Shinichi Maruyama’s work right here.