Video: Ryan McGinley's 'The Lightness of Being an Olympian'

From the New York Times comes this outstanding video called "The Lightness of Being an Olympian" by award-winning photographer Ryan McGinley. It's best watched in full-screen mode at the highest resolution possible.

The video is part of a companion piece that McGinley did for the Times called "The Highfliers." The photo series captures high-flying Olympic athletes such as Shaun White, Hannah Teter, and Johnny Weir fighting gravity as best they can. The pictures, as well as the video, are absolutely essential viewing.

(via Hypebeast)

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