There are plenty of photographers out there throwing liquids all over their studios to capture what the eye cannot see in timely detail, and Japanese photographer Shinichi Maruyama is very well known for his elegant fluid photography. However, his latest project Nudes breaks from his usual output, tracing instead the fluidity of the human body, capturing it’s elegant, stroking movements which over a given time produce a visual effect that almost appears sculptural without losing the element of motion.
The subject nudes flow across the space in a variety of ways to create the abstract shapes of expression, all the while maintaining the individuality of the human body in a way that many nude projects haven’t. Far too often, nude photography projects only express the uniformity of flesh for viewing, falling short of any artistic direction that moves beyond the initial realisation of nudity within the viewer. Not so with Shinichi’s project which concentrates our focus solely on those wonderful, joyful and unique human attributes — The expression of emotion through individual motion.
- Best of the Web: a few of our favourite things we've spotted on the internet this week
- Tom Phillips' magnum opus turned a Victorian novel into a work of art spanning 50 years
- Matisse-inspired posters for Serbian Youth Day from designer Monika Lang
- Raphael Schoen's cheerfully chaotic posters for a Swiss youth club
- Illustrators including Sam Taylor and Charlotte Mei's tributes to NWA's Straight Outta Compton
- The slides and sleep pods of LA's Silicon Beach startup scene captured by Lauren Greenfield
- A mind full of filthy ideas and creative brilliance: we visit Malika Favre
- The bizarre, twilight world of Berlin-based photographer Maxime Ballesteros
- Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam and Colophon create typeface that works with the Earth's tilt
- The Anonymous Sex Journal is back, and this issue is all about wanking
- The homeless Dirty Kids of America and their "rainbow party" explored in new film
- 12-year-old accidentally punches a hole $1.5 million painting