Japanese photographer Shinichi Maruyama’s abstract photo series, “Nudes“, might look like it was created with long-exposure photography, but in reality, each flesh-colored swirl is a composite of ten thousand individual photographs. The subjects of each composite are nude dancers in motion, and the results look almost sculpture-like.
For Shinichi Maruyama, photography is a resourceful medium rich in aesthetic, commercial, and social possibilities. The Kusho series consists of twenty-three large-scale color photographs that represent the interplay of black ink and water, both in midair and on white surfaces. The phenomenon that Maruyama captures – two liquids colliding the millisecond before they merge into gray – is the result of various actions and devices.
Simply astonishing, that’s about the only way to describe this artful collaboration between Shinichi Maruyama and Tetsushi Wakasugi.