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Pictures of sleeping sunbathers in Lithuania attract international media attention Featured

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Screenshot of http://www.tadaocern.com/gallery_comfort_zone.html with images of sunbathers in Lithuania, taken by Lithuanian artist Tado Cern. Screenshot of http://www.tadaocern.com/gallery_comfort_zone.html with images of sunbathers in Lithuania, taken by Lithuanian artist Tado Cern.

Photographer Tadao Cern spent a weekend photographing people as they slept on a public beach in Lithuania.

The project, titled 'Comfort Zone', was aimed at exploring how different surroundings affect people's inhibitions.

Within hours of publishing pictures on the artist’s website www.tadaocern.com, they got attention of major international media organizations like The Guardian, The Huffington Post and others.

Tado explains in his website that he came up with the project idea while visiting a public beach that had been his favorite as a child.

"These photos are not staged," he says. "All of them have hidden faces not by an accident, but to grant an observer with an opportunity to calmly scrutinize each and every detail without being distracted."

In Tado's words, the project of his also helps to avoid empathy or connection between people in the photos and the observers.

"My favorite piece is the one with the two ladies - it was my first shot and from the moment I saw it I was convinced that I must finish this project no matter what. Even though the process was stressful and frustrating, today I can finally say that I am really happy with the end result."

Tadao has created 24 images as part of 'Comfort Zone'. These can be bought at www.tadaocern.com

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