It sounds silly, but it’s actually really cool to see Natsumi Hayashi “levitating” in these pictures. Basically, the teen photographer jumps and either sets a self timer on her camera or has her friend take a shot of her while she’s mid-air. Taking these floating pictures is no easy feat — she jumps on average about 60 times for each shot, according to her tweet.
Hayashi tells the Daily Mail:
“I got the idea from an English idiom that says ‘to have one’s feet firmly planted on the ground,’ which applies to a practical type of person . . . In Japan, we have the exact same idiom. But I am not a practical person at all. Therefore, I try ‘not to have my feet firmly on the ground’ in my self-portrait photos to show my true self.”
Check out some of the cool photos she’s taken and if you want to see more, head on down to her Yowa Yowa Camera Woman Diary. Yowa Yowa means feeble in Japanese.