Blake Morrow, a Toronto-based photographer and digital artist, about shooting some “before” photos of her. She was about to undergo gastric bypass surgery and wanted to be able to compare her body before and after the procedure.About two and a half years ago, Beth Beard approached her friend
Morrow was immediately enamoured with the idea of portraits that combined two versions of the same woman.
“I love before-and-after stuff,” Morrow tells Yahoo Canada.
Both photographer and subject wanted to avoid depressingly stereotypical shots — Beard didn’t want your typical badly lit “before” shots compared with well-lit and well-edited “after” shots — but instead, wanted to focus on celebrating change.
Once Morrow suggested they use pop-culture-inspired characters to tell her transformation story, everything started to come together.
Two weeks before Beard’s surgery, Morrow got her in the studio and shot 12 “before” characters in their respective scenes.
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