Pre-wedding photo shoots are on the rise, and there are always new and interesting angles to every photo shoot.
But one Japenese photographer takes his art to a whole new level. Hal Kawaguchi is in high demand by newly-weds and soon-t0-be wed couples for his unique style of photography; wrapping the couples in an airtight plastic bag.
Hal explained that he decided to start this style of photographing couples as a way for them to express how in love and close they are. It is a risky process that involves pre-rehearsals without the plastic bag and then to final shoot. Hal covers each couple with lube and then sucks out the air with a vacuum cleaner. The photographer then has only four seconds to get the perfect shot.
According to Hal, “Men and women are attracted to each other and they try to become one.This fundamental desire carries an energy that affects everything in the world. I wonder what is the reason we have to make such an effort to become one. Possibly we were all originally one.”
Even though it is a major health risk, Hal has couples lining up for his bizarre photoshoot. The work that started out as an art project has taken off in a frenzy with Hal completely booked with couple requests.