A Photographer Captured A Woman's Dramatic Weight Loss With Creative Before-And-After Portraits

The Beth Project is a collection of photos by photographer Blake Morrow, chronicling the 150-pound weight loss of his friend Beth.

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"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."

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."

He added that the main goal was to capture what makes Beth unique. "Some of the images are dramatic and theatrical, while others go for a gritty photo-realistic vibe, but they're all about Beth being herself, even while taking on characters to play."

The best part of the whole project, he said, was his subject. "I was honored that Beth was so open and willing to be herself while taking on these character scenarios to act through in front of my lens."