Viennese Photographer Paul Schneggenburger captures the intimacy of couples as never seen before. By keeping a camera lens open for six hours, Paul’s images show a ghostly sequence of slumber in his series “The Sleep of the Beloved.” Each long-exposure photograph of these sleeping couples was taken in Paul’s candle-lit, Vienna-based studio, where volunteers slept from midnight to 6am. The resulting black-and-white shots offer a hauntingly beautiful and rare glimpse into the nocturnal habits of strangers. Paul’s project is on-going, so if you’re not camera shy to put your sleep habits on display, you can contact him directly via email.

 

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