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X-Ray Photos Show What Love Looks Like Beneath the Skin

Japanese students create a new look at intimacy.

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What does love look like when it's been stripped to the bone? Ayako Kanda and Hayashi Mayuka, students at Japan's Musashino Art University, put romantic couples and a pair of twin sisters into a CT Scan and X-Ray machine and took their pictures.

The artists hoped to show the essence of human connection, minus the trappings of physical appearance. "X-ray images usually show the finite nature of our bodies composed only of matter," said the duo.

The series earned the pair a prize at the Mitsubishi Chemical Junior Designer Awards.