Photographs by Photographer Hal.
Tosei-Sha, 2011. 88 pp., color illustrations throughout, 6¼x8".
When you embrace your lover, sometimes you wish to melt right into them.
To realize this wish, I've been photographing couples in small, or even cramped spaces like motels and bathtubs. As my work has become more and more intense,
I've noticed that communication is indispensable.
This time, I reached the point of photographing couples in vacuum-sealed packs, in a set that I 've constructed in my own kitchen. The lights are in the ceiling,
so I just lip one switch and have everything ready.
I have a few different colored paper backgrounds, which I can leave rolled up in the corner.
until there's none left. This gives me 10 seconds to take the shot.
In this extremely limited time I can't release the shutter more than twice.