Just because you can’t do something in real life, doesn’t mean you can’t make it happen with a bit of Photoshopping and some hard work. After all, what has the internet taught us if not that when you can’t achieve something, fake it? And so it goes with levitation. It’s not something most people claim they can do, apart from those flying Buddha types or some yogic masters. Everyone else can only really jump in the air and remain there until gravity tells them otherwise, which isn’t impressing anyone.
But people can levitate, or appear to levitate, in photographs. It’s a bit of a trend, everyone seems to be at it—and you can see why, because it looks great and until we all become Tibetan lamas, this is the closest we’re going to get to seeing people suspended in midair. If you want to give it a go yourself, there are plenty of tutorials floating about the web, just google and you will be rewarded. But until you do, here’s a selection of some fine examples of levitation photography.
2. Hayashi Natsumi
In her levitation shots she seems to be jumping yet suspended in the air, sometimes going about daily tasks like vacuuming or going through a subway station. And she achieves all this with just a tripod and a 10-second self-timer.