Sleeping Couples (Long Exposure )


“What happens to lovers while they are sleeping?’ photographer Paul Schneggenburger asked as he began his project ‘The sleep of the beloved.’ Using the second room of his two-bedroom Vienna apartment as a studio, he set up black sheets on a mattress, lit by a string of Christmas tree lights. A self-constructed trigger outside the room started the 4×5 camera at midnight for each six-hour exposure and turned it off automatically at 6 a.m., before the sun rose. Schneggenburger, of course, was not in the room during the exposures. Paul Schneggenburger was curious to find out how people behave when they’re asleep, whether there is any emotion between them.” w/ photos

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