When Beth Beard decided to lose 150 pounds (68 kg), she and her friend, Toronto-based photographer Blake Morrow, came up with a fun idea: to create a before-and-after photo series juxtaposing the old Beth with the new. The resulting playful photo series, conceived of and directed by Morrow, was called the Beth Project.
Their dedication to the project is impressive and inspiring – Morrow took the photos of Beard just a few weeks before her gastric bypass surgery. After the surgery, it took her 2 years to lose the weight. Once she reached her goal, she was able to step back into the photos and interact with her old self thanks to Morrow’s Photoshop work.
Thought digital editing was necessary to combine the new photos with the old, Morrow insists that he didn’t alter her body at all. Her weight loss does the talking for her!