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A shocking photo shoot: Photographer stuns volunteers with taser

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A volunteer is shocked by a taser as part of a photography experiment. A volunteer is shocked by a taser as part of a photography experiment.

A Charleston photographer held a shocking photo shoot with 80 people recently after the recruits volunteered to be photographed while being stunned with a taser.

At the very moment the participants were shocked, photographer Patrick Hall shot slow motion video and stills. Volunteers partially disrobed so the photos would be clean with no distractions.

"I ended up buying a bunch of Tasers off Amazon and they were perfect strength when you got hit, enough to make you scream, jump out of your chair," he said.

He said he recruited people on Facebook, by word of mouth and using flyers. Volunteers were asked to sign a waiver.

The tasers gave a strong shock, but didn't leave any permanent damage, said Kathleen Holland, volunteer and friend of the photographer. However, it did hurt, she said.

"Oh yes it did. You know, I think it was more of literally a shock. It feels like a little sting essentially," Holland said.

Patrick said the point of the shoot was to capture emotion.

"There's no way you can fake your emotions and expressions when you get hit with 300,000 volts of electricity," he said.

He also shot the zappers during the experiment, including his sister, though some zappers were friends or significant others of the volunteers. One couple was on their first during the experiment.

Rick Sanchez, who also participated in the photo shoot, said the shock was mild compared to jolt he received during an electrifying demonstration.

"It hurts!" he said.

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