In an effort to celebrate healthy weight loss, a Canadian photographer decided to add a creative and fun spin to the usual before-and-after photos regularly inundating social media.
Blake Morrow is the genius behind The Beth Project, a delightful photo series featuring his friend Beth and her pursuit to lose 150 pounds. It took two years to accomplish.
Morrow digitally combined unaltered before-and-after photos he took of Beth to draw attention to the drastic changes her body went through over the course of two years, after Beth got a life-changing gastric bypass surgery. He did it in a unique and amusing way, and the results are stunning.
Beth’s amazing transformation story made its rounds on various online platforms, including Reddit, where she received a lot of support. Beth herself got on the site to issue clarifications regarding her journey to a healthier weight:
Hey there Reddit, I’m Beth. To say I’m blown away by the response would be an understatement. The encouragement and support have been overwhelming. I would like to clarify one myth that seems to be coming up … the surgery was a tool to start the change, it is by no means a cure. Anyone starting down that road that does not make a full life change will not be successful. I didn’t lose weight by surgery alone. Besides the obvious change in diet, I cycle commute (about 14 km a day – when my bike isn’t busted) and I started playing Roller Derby. I admit, I could probably lose another 40 lbs but, I’ll be honest, I actually like having a little padding when I’m skating on the track. All the best ~ Beth
To see the collection in its entirety, you can find The Beth Project on Morrow’s website.
H/T Laughing Squid | Photos by Blake Morrow