• Courtesy the artist

It's been a week since I first saw Alison Zavos's post at Feature Shoot about Russian photographer Jana Romanova's series of 40 sleeping couples, shot in the early morning, corresponding in number with 40 weeks of pregnancy. I haven't been able to get these compositionally and psychologically fraught scenes out of my mind, so I wanted to share them with you.

And how did Romanova actually shoot these? I emailed her to ask. She wrote back,

In most of times I stayed with people at night and photographed them early in the morning, around 6 am, there was a home ladder that I slowly climbed with my camera on the tripod. I used the 10 seconds delayed shutter and just hold it in my hands. This is a long process, where I
take only few images (around 10, maybe) in 1 hour, trying not to make noise.