If you needed any more proof about the fact that the weirdest ideas usually come from Japanese artists, than Haruhiko Kawaguchi project of taking photos of Japanese couples wrapped in plastic bags will reassure that notion in you.
Kawaguchi took people, most of them actual real-life couples and trapped them in vacuum-sealed bags. The photoshoots called for them to pose and hold their breath for 10 to 20 seconds, the time it took to snap a few photographs.
Each couple needed about 5 liters of lube (at 10 times normal concentration) to ensure that their skin wouldn’t burn in the process.
Stuck In Plastic
Nude & Uncomfortable
Nude & Uncomfortable II
Into Red S&M?
Still (Barely) Decent
Making me Think of Candy
The Mandatory Goth Couple
In a Spider-man state of mind?
Dancing King & Queen
Was it worth the effort, the while and the participants suffering? It looks pretty awesome, whatever it is that Kawaguchi was trying to tell through his pictures, so I guess the answer is yes.
There’s also a video to show you that actual people went through this pretty uncomfortable process –