06/08/2012 08:34 BST | Updated 06/10/2012 06:12 BST

London 2012: Multiple Exposure Shots Show Ethereal Side Of The Olympics (PICTURES)


American gold medalist Gabby Douglas on the uneven bars

These multiple exposure shots slow down the haste of the Games and give these Olympians a kaleidoscopic, dreamy quality.

The effect occurs when the camera shutter is opened more than once to expose the film multiple times. The technique sees the original image superimposed over the original.

We think these snaps are pure poetry in motion.