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Gravity: People Aging In Slow Motion (NSFW)

A photographer captures decades-long aging process within minutes.

Mchael Haussman’s video installation that he calls “Gravity” shows how gravity can give us more wrinkles, cellulite and skin flaps.

The artist had his subjects jump on a trampoline while he shot a video of them at 2,000 frames per second. In the post-production stage, he kept his subjects steady while allowing the images of skin, muscles and fat to jump up and down. Haussman added spooky music with the frame by frame video and it instantly became a haunting homage to aging and decay.

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Haussman explains the “rapid aging” video’s effect was “somewhat disturbing.”

“We see a singular subject who does not move, and yet the way in which his or her skin moves seems to suggest a kind of time-lapse aging, where they suddenly go from 18 years-old to 55 in a matter of seconds.”

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The subject’s hyper-aging transformation can cause people to see the person in different stages of her life.

Haussman uses the blonde woman as example of this changing perception:

“She is obviously not coming from a good place, and when she’s at the bottom of the jump, she suddenly ages forty years, making her a Sunset Boulevard tragedy,” says Haussman. “However when she soars up, her body is flawless and attractive and she exudes a confident beauty, making her red underwear sexually promiscuous and enticing.”

“Gravity” was displayed at Young Project Gallery in Los Angeles, California.

Check out photos “Gravity” at the Young Project Gallery:

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  • http://www.facebook.com/rachel.l.kennedy.7 Rachel L. Kennedy

    Hi, I’m the editor of Moholy Ground (MOH Online) the online magazine
    currently featuring Haussman’s Gravity. Go here
    http://www.moholyground.org/feature.htm#haussman to see more and read an
    original text from the artist on his intentions and technique. Enjoy!

    -Rachel Kennedy

  • Dallams Nick

    I would like to try it.

  • Peter Jons

    Technology in place.

  • Peter Jons

    What will happen to the blonde woman used as an example by Haussman

  • Ruth Jons

    This story is so scaring and disturbing.

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