Abstract Photographs of Human Bodies in Motion

Japanese photographer Shinichi Maruyama has an interesting series of photos simply titled, “Nude.” Each image shows an abstract flesh-colored shape that’s created by a nude subject dancing in front of the camera.

Although the photographs look like long-exposure shots, they’re actually composite images created by combining ten thousand individual photographs of each dancer. The result is a look in which each model’s body is (mostly) lost within the blur of its movement.

You can find more of Maruyama’s work over on his website.

Shinichi Maruyama (via designboom)

P.S. Maruyama is the photographer whose hand-tossed water photos we featured back in 2010.

Image credits: Photographs by Shinichi Maruyama and used with permission