Earlier this year, director Tatia Pllieva's "Undress Me" video went viral, where she asked total strangers to undress each other on camera.
Going by the Internet trend, it was only a matter of time, something similarly outlandish and artsy found its slot in the viral video section of YouTube.
In one of the craziest photo shoot ideas, South Carolina wedding photographer Patrick Hall got a bunch of people who agreed to get hit by stun guns on camera.
Hall captured their reactions as they were tased by a stun gun. Making the matters more hilarious, the participants were attacked by their own loved ones: friends and significant others.
As a portrait photographer, Hall has always strived to make people feel comfortable in front of the camera. During the stun gun photo shoot, however, Hall's aim was to make the participants so uncomfortable that each click would guarantee an interesting portrait.
Hall admits that the idea for the taser photo shoot is something that he has been toying around with, for a year.
"Despite all the barriers it presented and the countless people who thought I was a sadist, crazy, or just outright irresponsible, I decided to finally stop talking about this idea and actually execute it. The results were pretty hilarious," Hall, pleased with the results said.
Hall's decision to get a loved one to use the stun gun on the participants brought out some interesting dynamic to the photo shoot. He says that the emotions on both ends were extremely entertaining. "The person getting tazed was almost always nervous and jittery with either a sense of fear or anxiety."
Most people screamed, laughed and cursed, while some others remained surprisingly quiet – there were four guys and girls who "did not react at all and seemed to be completely unphased by the 300,000 volts of electricity", according to Hall.
The people who handled the stun gun exuded a completely different demeanour, with most of them "excited to cause pain to their friend" and showing "remorse immediately after executing the shock".
Hall expressed his happiness over the success of the taser photo shoot for which he photographed roughly 100 people in one night.
To see more hilarious portraits from the stun gun photo shoot click here and watch the video of the taser "victims" below: