Shinichi Maruyama – ‘Nude’

Shinichi Maruyama’s ‘Nude’ – a new abstract visual language of showing the beauty of the human body’s figure and motion over time, and the perception of presence in life.

Shinichi Maruyama - Nudes

Shinichi Maruyama – Nudes


Using cutting-edge technology, Maruyama collaborated with dancers and each single shot is composed by combining 10,000 individual photographs. By putting together uninterrupted individual moments, the resulting image as a whole appears to be something different from what actually exists.

“I know the advancement of technology has allowed me to create these new images that would have been impossible for others in the past. The scientist/photographer Étienne-Jules Marey, who contributed a lot to many artists more than 100 years ago, used a camera that shot 12 images per second. But because of the technology we have today, I was able to use a camera that let me take about 2,000 images per second.”

Take a look at his gallery exhibition at Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York.