German photographer Paul Schneggenburger’s project “The Sleep of the Beloved” captured a couple sleeping through a long exposure shot of the entire night. The couples were invited to a specially prepared studio apartment that had black sheets for backdrop and candles for lighting. The camera was then trained at the couple to capture their sleep in long exposure from midnight to six in the morning.
From the photographer’s site:
What happens to lovers while they are sleeping? Is it a sleeping just next to each other, each on his own, or is there a sharing of certain places or emotions? Is it a nocturnal lovers’ dance, maybe a kind of unaware performed tenderness, or does one turn the back on each other? Is there a conjunction with the other, with one’s self?