– Japanese photographer, Hal Kawaguchi is a wedding photographer
– He takes pictures of couples in a plastic bag which sucks out all the air
– He then has four seconds to snap the photo before the couple suffocate
Hal Kawaguchi is a Japanese wedding photographer. He’s unique method is to put the couple in an air-tight plastic bag and then take the picture in four seconds after before the couple suffocates.
Despite the health risk, Hal is always fully booked for photoshoots from old married couples to newly weds. He uses a lube and coolant gel to slide the couples into the bad and to avoid friction then the plastic bag sucks out all the air using a vacuum cleaner.
He spoke to MirroUK saying: “I decided to vacuum pack couples as a way to show how close and in love they are. 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.”
“I suck the air out with a vacuum cleaner until there’s none left. This gives me four seconds to take the shot. In this extremely limited time I can’t release the shutter more than twice. They’re never in danger though as I have a rescue body guard on hand at all times.”
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