This digitally altered photo series titled Bodybuilder's World by Belgian photographer Kurt Stallaert takes a look at a rarely imagined world filled with people, young and old, who have clearly spent every waking moment pumping iron. While it may seem strange for every single person to be so ripped, it's definitely the fully developed and extremely fit figures attached to wholesome children that warrants a double-take.

I have to admit that it took a second to acknowledge that something was amiss in these photographs. It wasn't a very long second, but upon realizing what I was looking at, it seemed hard for me to ever see past these children whose sweet, innocent faces sit atop unusually muscular bodies. The brawny batch of kids would certainly have a hard time going unnoticed in our world, but it seems to be the norm in their alternate universe where little girls exhibit the physical strength to bench press double their body weight, easily. I suppose this is one extreme alternative to childhood obesity.

Kurt Stallaert website
via [Juxtapoz]

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  • The kid in number one doesn't look real, because he has too much hair on his forearms for someone that age. But the rest...this is just creepy. Until I read the intro I thought this was going to be real bodybuilding children. Now I'm curious if that is a real thing.. this is good though. Disturbing, but good.

  • Its easy to over look. The images make you skip the words.

  • "The very first sentence outlines this digitally altered images"

    Didn't read it, just saw the pictures.

  • The very first sentence outlines this digitally altered images. So YES they are photoshopped.

    Awesome imagery and what a message. The artist has some really good stuff on their website also.

  • Please tell me this is photoshopped...

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