This Is a Naked Woman

Shinichi Maruyama, a NYC-based Japanese artist, has long studied the interactions between motion and time. However, for his most recent set, Maruyama has traded in his water sculptures for a nude dancer, though you'd never know if from the results.

While each image looks as though it's a single long-exposure shot, it's actually comprised of over 10,000 individual stills stitched together to create this flowing effect. As Maruyama 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.

Check out the full gallery at Maruyama's website. [Shinichi Maruyama via Colossal]

This Is a Naked Woman

This Is a Naked Woman

This Is a Naked Woman

This Is a Naked Woman

This Is a Naked Woman