People go to great lengths to present just the right image of themselves to the outside world. Hell, there are billions of dollars spent every year on make-up, plastic surgery, "miracle" diets, and clothing to make us look our very best in public. But Sacha Goldberger wanted to look at the other side; the side that's not too far removed from sprinting across fields to try and spear a mammoth. So he and his team set up an outdoor photo studio near Paris and asked joggers passing by to sprint, then let him take a picture while they were gasping for air. Now, thanks to My Modern Met, you can see the debut of the results...
"Jogging? Uh, yeah. I'm jogging. If the police ask, that's what I'm doing."
Next to each shot of an out-of-breath jogger is a photo taken later, when the joggers came to Goldberger's studio for a follow-up shot. The artist presents it as a look at "the difference between our natural and brute side versus how we represent ourselves to society." It's really neat stuff. But seriously. The jogging pictures make people look like crap.
"On the left: an extra from Trainspotting. On the right: Bill Nye's long-lost brother...Gill...Pye."
I know, I know, that's kinda the point, but before you blast me with your "OMG JOGGING IS THE HEALTHIEST ACTIVITY KNOWN TO MAN U R TEH SUX0RR!11eleven!" diatribe, let me ask you this: if you saw someone playing video games who looked this terrible, wouldn't you suggest they stop? In fact, if you saw ANY activity make someone look so rough, would you want to do it yourself? Okay, fine, sex. But anything ELSE?