When looking at Natsumi Hayashi’s photography, one can’t help but feel compelled to ask “why walk when you can float?” Since that isn’t possible (yet), the dream of flying will have to remain in the realm of the imagination, as depicted by these illustrations by the talented Japanese photographer.

Inspired by the idiom “to have one’s feet firmly planted on the ground,” Natsumi Hayashi infuses the drollery of daily activity with a fantasy touch through the portrayal of levitating individuals. The result is delicate and enchanting.

If you’ve ever woken up from a flying dream only to be frustrated that you now have to walk to where you're going, then these photographs by Natsumi Hayashi will surely brighten up your mood.