Haruhiko Kawaguchi’s ‘Flesh Love’ series is a little bizarre well, wrapping people up in a plastic bag, sucking the air out and then taking a portrait of them is really, isn’t it?.
Kawaguchi sees the project as a way for people to show and preserve their love for each other.
Love is the source of everything. A man who accumulates wealth does is out of love for his wife, or for expensive cars. People go to war out of love for power, or out of love for their country or their own life. So he feels proud to be able to capture the hottest, greatest moment of love, when the lovers are welded together in plastic wrap. If one of them dies, or if they break up, there is still this photo of their immortalized love.
It’s a very straightforward procedure; two people, usually couples, are covered in lubricant (so the skin doesn’t burn when the plastic presses upon it when all the air is sucked out) and ‘packaged’ in a 100 x 150 x 74 centimetre plastic bag. After carefully arranging their body parts so he can get the best shot Kawaguchi uses an old vacuum cleaner to suck out all the air and make the subjects look like a pack of meat you buy at the supermarket. Once all the air has been extracted the shrinkwrapped couples have to hold their breath until the shot has been taken.
Apparently men freak out more than women, some struggling, others pissing in their pants but other than there’s apparently been no major accidents. So, would you be up for it? Have your love shrink wrapped forever?
Via Oddity Central
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