The Beth Project is a collection of photos by photographer Blake Morrow, chronicling the 150-pound weight loss of his friend Beth.
Beth came to her friend Blake Morrow - a Toronto-based photographer a couple of years ago with a request: “She came to me before she had gastric-bypass surgery asking if I’d do a portrait of her, combining a before-and-after vibe,” he told BuzzFeed.
“I was immediately obsessed with the idea,” Morrow said. “I love before-and-after stuff — be it home re-dos or weight loss comparisons. Creating this imagery with Beth was a chance to add to that lore, but to try something different.”
So began the project where he photographed Beth side-by-side with her old and new self.
The project was two years in the making, and shows Beth’s weight loss of 150 pounds in different playful scenarios referencing pop culture events.
Morrow says Photoshop was used, but that he didn’t alter Beth’s body shape: “I was determined to use it in a way that would encourage and inspire people while being true to the heart of my subject.”