Clothed Descending a Staircase No. 2… In an homage to Marcel Duchamp’s masterpiece Nude Descending a Staircase No. 2 (itself inspired by Eadweard Muybridge’s photographs), Eliot Elisofon photographed Duchamp performing the act himself in 1952, and used multiple exposures to mimick the artist’s famous time-lapse-style painting.
Japanese photographer Shinichi Maruyama has an interesting series of photos simply titled, “Nude.” Each image shows an abstract flesh-colored shape that’s created by a nude subject dancing in front of the camera. Although the photographs look like long-exposure shots, they’re actually composite images created by combining ten thousand individual photographs of each dancer. The result is a look in which each model’s body is (mostly) lost within the blur of its movement.