Natsumi Hayashi is a Japanese girl who take self-portraits of herself levitating.
She can be spotted in and around Tokyo, equipped with her SLR and her self-timer.
Ms. Hayashi posts on her blog “Yowa Yowa Camera Woman Diary”
- meaning “a feeble camera woman’s diary,” -
"I wanted to express myself in the picture as someone free from Earth's gravitational pull,"
"In being free of gravity in the pictures, I am also not bound to societal conventions.
I feel as though I am not tied to many things and able to be my true self."
"We are all surrounded by social stress as we are bound by the forces of earth's gravity," "So, I hope that people feel something like an instant release from their stressful days by seeing my levitation photos."
-From her interview with JRT in 2011
Source: Natsumi Hayashi's website http://yowayowacamera.com/