The following 11 photos by photographer Paul Schneggenburger, are long 6-hour exposures of different couples sleeping together in bed. This intriguing photo series is titled 'The Sleep of the Beloved'.
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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 lover's 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? How might "your beloved sleep" look like?
Each picture of the sleep of the lovers is one long-exposure. The exposing time is 6 hours, from midnight until 6 am. The room with the bed is in my studio-apartment, I am at no time of the exposure inside the room myself. I just light the candles, set up the stage.