Photographs of vacuum-packed couples
Yes, you read it right. This is probably the weirdest, freakiest, most dangerous – but also weirdly fascinating – photography idea I’ve seen recently.
Japanese photographer Haruhiko Kawaguchi puts Tokyo couples into an oversized ziploc bag – the kind of plastic bag you’d normally use to deep-freeze your leftovers in – then removes all air from the bag and photographs the result.
The photographer and his assistant take a few moments to position the couples in those oversized bags – on the floor, against a single-coloured background. Then, the bag is closed and a vacuum sucks all air out of it, creating a tightly sealed human ‘sculpture’. As you can imagine, at this stage Haruhiko doesn’t really have much time to piss about.
He has just a few seconds to take his shot from above and release the shrink-wrapped couple, who by that stage must be freaking out. I definitely would.
But as much as the idea makes me uncomfortable, I love the final result.
Watch the process – and squirm – here:
via Oddity Central