1. This is an oldie but goodie. In our effort to get you to stand up at work more, we hope you find these photos taken by Natsumi Hayashi inspiring.

    From The New York Times Lens blog:

    Natsumi Hayashi does not call the photos she posts on Yowayowa Camera Woman Diary “jump shots.” A jump, she says, is composed of many movements. And those who go up must come down.

    No, Yowayowa Camera Woman is not jumping.

    She’s levitating.

    Ms. Hayashi, who lives in Tokyo, presents photographs of herself looking light as air, shot mostly around the city…

    Levitation photos are supposed to emphasize the natural flow of time, said Ms. Hayashi, who usually shoots with a shutter speed of 1/500th of a second or faster. A crowded scene is more difficult to shoot, because the people in the background have to look as if they’re going about their business.

    The pose, too, is important. A position that feels right may not mesh well with the environment. “I must be aware of the shapes of my arms and legs and make slight adjustments in every jump,” she said.

  2. standing up