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When Do You Look Most Like Yourself? Sacha Goldberger's Fascinating Before/After Jogger Photos

By Meredith Carroll |

Sacha Goldberger

Does one photo look more like the subject than the other?

Do you look most like yourself while exercising or after you’ve showered and cleaned up? Or is it all the same?

A few summers ago, famed French photographer Sacha Goldberger set up a makeshift studio near Paris’ Bois de Boulogne park and asked joggers to pose for him directly after sprinting in order to showcase all of their sweaty, breathless, sticky glory. Then he asked them to return exactly a week later — but this time, all cleaned up — to pose exactly the same way again, and using the exact same lighting.

“I wanted to show the difference between our natural and brute side versus how we represent ourselves to society,” Goldberger told My Modern Metropolis. “The difference was very surprising.”

Do you ever notice that you look or feel more like you when you’re doing some things rather than others? Take a look at these fascinating photos and decide if there are times when you, too, are most you:

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Sacha Goldberger's subjects were all running in Paris' Bois de Boulogne park

Sacha Goldberger's Jogging Series 1

“How things look on the outside of us depends on how things are on the inside of us.”
- Unknown

Source: My Modern Metropolis

All images used with permission from Sacha Goldberger

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About Meredith Carroll


Meredith Carroll

Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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