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Jana Romanova Captures Expecting Couples Asleep in 'Waiting'

By: Alyson Wyers - Published: • References: janaromanova and fastcodesign
'Waiting' by Jana Romanova is a photographic series capturing the vulnerable sleeping positions of expecting parents.

Pregnant couples sleep differently, whether a woman is struggling to feel comfortable without sleeping on her back, or a man is attempting to accommodate the growing belly. This series features 40 images to represent the 40 weeks of pregnancy, shooting different couples across Russia at dawn, a time when the world is resting and no one cares what they look like.

Jana Romanova stayed overnight with the subjects in order to take these emotional pictures. To obtain the perfect angle, she took the shots atop a ladder. 'Waiting' captures not only the vulnerability of these couples, but also a deep human connection.