Bathtubs, couples, love and challenge are strong themes throughout Japanese photographer Hal's work which touches on key elements that include individuality, style, communication and intimacy.
For his latest project Fresh Love, Hal captured many varied and "fresh" couples in vacuum sealed packages. And I bet you thought I had included stills from a new Japanese torture porn film in this post! As you can imagine, shooting something like this is a big ask of both photographer and models, as once these uber interesting characters have been vacuum-packed, breathing becomes a massive problem which means you need to get a great shot quickly! But boy am I glad this worked out with no casualties! Not only do I completely get what Hal was trying to capture in these images, I think he has created a sensational portrait series that I really hope I will have the opportunity to enjoy properly in a gallery space one day. This is exactly my kind of art.
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