Stephen is a lean, athletic man and I wanted to demonstrate this by trying to create a sense of movement in this action pose. Diving is certainly a powerful movement but it is hard to convey it, especially when the model is not moving and is in fact static for over an hour whilst the individual panes of the image are created. To give that sense of motion I took many images that overlap in a busy, jumbled way but also seem to sequence the body as it passes through space like a series of animation frames. I also introduced external lighting to create the slight ghost-like effect.
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