Shots In the Dark.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Thank you to the wonderful Kathy for introducing me to "The Sleep of the Beloved," a series of long-exposure snapshots of slumbering couples, taken by photographer Paul Schneggenburger.  


Schneggenburger, who captured each image over a six-hour period, wonders, "What happens to lovers while they are sleeping?...Is it a nocturnal lovers' dance, maybe a kind of unaware performed tenderness, or does one turn their back on each other?" 


Makes you wonder what your own sleep patterns might look like, partner or no.

See more at Paul Schneggenburger's website, here. Photos via The Atlantic.

19 comments:

Chelsea C. said...

So cool! It's crazy how some of them mirror each other. Love this.

zivar said...

these photos are so insanely gorgeous.

Chloe Moon said...

Wow that really is cool!! Mine would be all over the place, I'm a lousy sleeper!! =)

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tara said...

WHOA. So cool.

I would love to see what I do in my sleep. I always turn away when I am trying to fall asleep, otherwise I get distracted and can't sleep. But it would be cool if I ended up facing my husband in the middle of the night after I was asleep :)

Marie said...

Gorgeous!!

angela said...

Really cool. You are right, it would be interesting to see your own.

Lisa said...

Wow! These are beautiful - I especially love the entangled couple on the last image. I heard a while ago that sharing a bed contributes to an unsteady sleep pattern (all that tossing and turning - makes sense, right?) - looking at these images I know why :)

Anonymous said...

these are beautiful!

Shoko said...

Chloe, me too! :)

katharina said...

how lovely and graceful

girlseeksplace said...

So cool. My sleep patterns are all over the place, which is tough in a twin bed. I wake up stiff every morning.

Rachael Poklitar said...

this is beautiful! it's weird, but when i was younger i always wondered how i moved around when i slept. this photographer figured out a way to document it!

fromtheloftabove said...

pretty sure i'd be a huge blur, i'm an egg beater, i pretty much don't stop flipping and in the morning i'm lost in a froth of blankets haha. great images!

Kathy said...

:-D !!

auste said...

These are beautiful images! I'd love to see our nighttime patterns - Didz falls asleep and seemingly wakes up in the exact same position, whereas I'm all over the place tossing and turning all night. When I was growing up I'd often wake up completely flipped with my feet at my pillow - and I'd always be so confused as to how that happened.

Joy said...

seriously amazing!

Melissa said...

These are incredible! I'm a tosser and turner, so I would be all over the place in one of these :)

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Shoko said...

FTLA, I love that description!

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