Flesh Love: Photographs of Vacuum-Wrapped Tokyo Couples


On a kitchen floor in Tokyo, Japanese photographer Haruhiko Kawaguchi spends 10-20 seconds photographing couples that he meets in nightclubs. He arranges them like pieces of meat inside bags meant to store futons and blankets. He then seals their conjoined bodies inside the bag using a household vacuum that sucks out all of the air.

For this project, Flesh Love, he’s photographed over 80 couples. Kawaguchi says the men panic more often than the women. A few have struggled for air while in the bag and one man ended up pissing himself. The women just want to look good, he says.

 

Haruhiko-Kawaguchi photography


 

Haruhiko-Kawaguchi photography

Haruhiko-Kawaguchi photography

Haruhiko-Kawaguchi photography

 

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