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Slow Mo Video of People Getting Tased with 300K Volts While Having Their Portrait Taken

The goal of almost any portrait is to ensure that the subject being photographed looks their absolute best. That is NOT the case with the newest video and portraits series by Patrick Hall.

Hall instead chose to shock his (willing) subjects with 300,000 volts of electricity and capture the literally and hilariously shocking results in stills and slow motion video.

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The project actually features two levels intrigue, because Hall didn’t just gather up a number of subjects who were willingly to be shocked by just anybody — every subject was tased by a close friends or significant other.

And as the 300,000 volt stun gun did its thing, Hall captured the victims’ portraits while recording both sides of the interaction in slow motion:

Each person was tazed by their friend or significant other, which created an interesting dynamic in itself. The emotions on both sides of the taser were extremely entertaining to watch. The person getting tazed was almost always nervous and jittery with either a sense of fear or anxiety. The participants doing the tazing had a different demeanor altogether. Most of them were excited to cause pain to their friend and only showed remorse immediately after executing the shock.

The above video details the subject being teased, but the extended version of the video below actually captures both sides: both the tasee and the gleeful-then-remorseful taser.

In addition to the videos, Hall also captured stills of the tasing in action, freezing moments of extreme discomfort that make it seem like even those getting tased were having a surprising amount of fun:

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Taser Photoshoot

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To keep up with Hall’s work or see more of the images from the Taser series, head over to his website or give him a follow on Twitter and Facebook.

(via Fstoppers)


Image credits: Photographs by Patrick Hall and used with permission


 
  • cacamilisseacht

    Wow how very sadistic, however some of them looked as though they were having an orgasm

  • http://www.dokumentarfoto.de veraguas

    That´s why the cops love taser

  • Sum_it

    Loved seeing the flash go off. Waited for the perfect moments. Single shot. Well done!

  • Jay

    Curious why they all had to be topless?

  • OtterMatt

    I was just wondering that, too. Is it really that necessary? I mean, not that this whole idea isn’t a bit gratuitous to begin with.

  • Brandon DuBois

    Watch the video – they weren’t topless

  • http://ja.mesbrown.com/ James Brown

    If you watch the extended version, you’ll see they aren’t all topless.

  • http://www.andrewkandel.com Andrew Kandel

    If you can convince people to be tased I’d imagine you can convince them to get naked, so why not.

  • Fark

    There was only one portrait of all of these people? If not, then portrait needs to be plural.

    Christ.

  • Pat Black

    it was because so that people would focus more on what was happening in their faces and less on what they were wearing, and during the tests lose fitting clothing sometimes would cover the face which would ruin the photos and the slow motion video

  • MacLo

    Ok, capisco che ormai siamo stufi dei soliti ritratti… ma qui stiamo andando nel ridicolo.. prima persone che si spogliano DIETRO la macchina, adesso persone con le scossa… domani cosa fanno.. persone con due dita nel.. ass?! :D

  • Mr Hogwallop

    And that’s what you got out of the post…You must be a blast at parties!

  • Guest

    The clothes would be in the way of the taser connection

  • Fark

    Silly me, wanting headlines to make sense.

  • Burnin Biomass

    So Tasers only work on nude people?

  • Burnin Biomass

    I think the fact they all look nude (from the cropped images, is far more distracting than if they had clothes on.

  • Daleks Veljkovic

    Getting tased, or having an orgasm?

  • dbur

    Gosh they make it look like so much fun! I wanna go get tazed.

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  • Chris L

    But, it was sh1t.

  • k9_Mego

    This is not a Taser, it is a stun gun. They are very different. A stun gun is pure pain. A Taser shoots darts with thin wire attached and has the affect of locking up your muscles. This allows cops to control of a subject. A stun gun only causes pain. Stun guns are a consumer item, not a police item. Misinformation in the media like calling a stun gun a taser leads to people not understanding the differences.