Successful weight loss stories are awesome. For people who struggle with obesity, carrying around extra pounds can be difficult, painful and a downright health risk. That’s the reason that when someone manages to lose the extra weight, a celebration is in order. Not only have they proven that it’s possible, they serve as true inspiration for other people who struggle with their weight and often feel like giving up.
While most people who are overweight make every effort to hide from the camera, the woman in this next series of photos wasn’t shy about posing. With her future self in mind, she took a series of portraits that would serve as the “before” part of her crazy creative “before and after” photos. The idea was that of her friend, a photographer named Blake Morrow, who created the Beth Project to document her friend’s amazing transformation.
Morrow describes the objective of the portraits on the project’s website: “I created a series of pop culture-inspired portraits of my friend Beth, playfully celebrating her fantastic weight loss…” she says. “To properly communicate and celebrate Beth’s accomplishment, her body shape has not been digitally altered.” Still though, combining the images did require quite a bit of Photoshop, but it’s definitely some of the best work we’ve ever seen. Check it out.