Before and After Shots of Joggers

Last summer, Sacha Goldberger decided he would take on a very interesting project. He assembled a team who helped him create an outdoor studio at Bois de Boulogne, a park located near Paris that's 2 1/2 times the size of New York's Central Park. He stopped joggers, asking them for a favor - would they sprint for him and then pose right after for his camera? Many obliged. Out of breath, these joggers showed an overwhelming amount of fatigue on their faces.

Goldberger then asked these same people to come into his professional studio exactly one week later. Using the same light, he asked them to pose the same way they had before.

"I wanted to show the difference between our natural and brute side versus how we represent ourselves to society," Goldberger tells us. "The difference was very surprising."

Kind of reminds you of Judy Starkman's series, The Secret Life of Swimmers, doesn't it?

Don't forget to check out Goldberger's other creative sets - Grandma's Superhero Therapy, 70 Years Separates Them and Tiny People Invade Fashion Photography.

Finally, a big thanks to Sacha for allowing us to debut this very intriguing series here, at My Modern Met, first. We're huge fans of your work.

Sacha Goldberger's website

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Comment by IanJ on July 27, 2011 at 4:54pm
I like the idea but I think the execution could be better. Using the high contrast effect naturally gives a grimier effect to the image. His use of it here competes with the natural look of the exhausted subjects and fails to capture the juxtaposition as effectively as he could have.
Comment by Surialism on July 27, 2011 at 4:38am
This makes me smile :))
Comment by Annie on July 26, 2011 at 11:00am
What a great concept for a shoot. Very profound.
Comment by sAm on July 25, 2011 at 4:46pm
Comment by Alyssa Anda on July 25, 2011 at 11:58am
I am in love with this idea! It's so incredible! I find it deeply inspiring :)
Comment by Norman Grande on July 25, 2011 at 3:28am
awesome! :)
Comment by flo petrequin on July 25, 2011 at 3:20am

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