Japanese photographer vacuum-seals subjects into plastic airtight bags

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Japanese photographer vacuum-seals subjects into plastic airtight bags

Photos taken by Japanese photographer, Haruhiko Kawaguchi comes with an unusual condition; which is that he wrap will your entire house and your family in plastic and then vacuum-seal the plastic into an airtight bag.
From there, the photographer has just seconds to capture the images he needs before setting his breathless subjects free.
It can take two weeks to create the custom wraps and set up a single image, while the final photo shoot requires the help of around seven people.
The pictures, which Kawaguchi describes a “memorial photo for the family,” form part of his ongoing series titled “Flesh Love,” which is two-decade-long mission to explore human intimacy by shrink-wrapping people in plastic.
Kawaguchi said via video call from Okinawa, Japan in a CNN report that he would test his photography on friends to see how long they could hold their breath for, and found it was about 15 seconds.
“So, I decided to set a ’10-second rule’ whereby I open the bag after 10 seconds, regardless of whether (I have taken the photo) or not.”
An assistant is always ready to open the bags — or cut them open, in case of an emergency

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