Before and after photos are a staple of weight-loss commercials and ads for plastic surgery practices.
Now comes a fun photo project, featured on a site called mymodernmet.com, titled Before and After Shots of Joggers. (Thanks to Melissa Bell, a writer for The Washington Post, whose brought this to our attention.)
The gist, from mymodernmet.com:
Last summer, Sacha Goldberger assembled a team who helped him create an outdoor studio at Bois de Boulogne, a park located near Paris thats 2 1/2 times the size of New Yorks Central Park. He stopped joggers, asking them for a favor would they sprint for him and then pose right after for his camera? Many obliged. Out of breath, these joggers showed an overwhelming amount of fatigue on their faces.
Goldberger then asked these same people to come into his professional studio exactly one week later. Using the same light, he asked them to pose the same way they had before.
Heres one of the subjects:
Okay, so technically, those are after and before photos, not before and after. And its not news to us that runners in mid-run can look how should I put it? distressed. Still, its a fun idea, right?
As an experiment, I tried it myself, taking a self-portrait immediately after a run and then a week later. The results:
Man, I need to get a new look.
See all of Sacha Goldbergers runner photos here.