The Japanese photographer Shinichi Maruyama recently took a new approach to the typical form of nude portraits. He applied time and movement to the worn-out practice, using long-exposure and moving subjects to very nearly create fluid paintings with the human body. If every theater or dance production was photographed in this manner, we think there would be few seats available for even the more conceptual modern dance productions. By applying a long-exposure technique to the typical nude, the static and plastic arts combine into one fluid artwork. The photographs are gestural, sculptural, and with a hint of the abstract. Yet, the flesh tones are unmistakable in their hues. 

Check out more work on Maruyama's website.

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