Hal Kawaguchi [[ka-WA-goo-CHEE]] takes breathtaking wedding photos…literally. The Japanese photographer shrink wraps couples to celebrate their special day.
“I decided to vacuum pack couples as a way to show how close and in love they are,” Kawaguchi explains. “At first I chat with the couples and tell them what will happen. A rehearsal is carried out without going into a bag at first. Then, they climb into the bag. It likes assembling a puzzle.” He goes on to say that “he sucks the air out with a vacuum cleaner until there’s none left.” He adds, “This gives me four seconds to take the shot.” All in all, couples have to hold their breath for 10 or more seconds.
Kawaguchi has a paramedic on hand in case anything goes wrong but despite of the clear danger, he says he’s been “flooded” with requests for unique photoshoots.