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13, December 2013  |  

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Intimate X-Ray Portraits of Couples by Ayako Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi


Intimate X-Ray Portraits of Couples by Ayako Kanda and Mayuk Hayashi

It is always interesting when artists explore intimacy. Japanese student-artists Ayako Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi took portraits of couples into another level, literally.

Using an actual CT scan and x-ray machine, the students artists photographed 4 couples, stripping away the skin, hair and flesh that we usually associate with intimate contact.

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 “X-ray images usually show the finite nature of our bodies composed only of matter,” say the duo. “But these couples portraits reveal a pulse that isn’t normally seen.”

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The result is a series of ghostly white skeletons tangles in loving embraces. Kanda and Hayashi’s raw images portray the human body as muscles and bones. The story of the two forms is told through gestures and body language.

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The X-Ray portraits was the body of work for Kanda and Hayashi senior thesis exhibition at Musashino Art University. For this bold work they were awarded a prize in the recent Mitsubishi Chemical Junior Designer Award.

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Source: Spoon Tamago

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