vacuum sealed couples by photographer hal
(above) ‘flesh love’ by photographer hal
tokyo-based artist photographer hal has created the ‘flesh love’ series. his body of work explores the concept of worldly love through couples. in ‘flesh love’, hal pulls the lovers so near to one another that they transform into a single being– a vacuum-sealed pack of love. the artist wraps blankets the models with a plastic sheet in which he removes the air from to bond the lover together. hal is able to capture several photos in the few moments the couple is sealed within the plastic encasement. the series is now available in a book compilation and an ipad application.
‘I go to kabukicho in shinjuku, underground bars in shibuya and many other places which are full of activity like luscious night time bee-hives. when I see a couple of interest I will begin to negotiate. I’m sure that many people initially think of my proposal as unusual or even look through me like I am completely invisible, but I always push forward with my challenge to them. the models appear from all walks of life and individually have included musicians, dancers, strippers, laborers, restaurant and bar managers, photographers, businessmen and women, unsettled and unemployed, et al.’ – photographer hal
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