Don’t think that meditation can make an observable difference in your life and appearance? This series of photos that Peter Seidler took before and after a month of meditation will convince you.
The series is called “Before and after” and Seidler tells Shambala Sun about the project:
This series of photos, titled “Before and After,” comes from a larger project called “Contemplatives,” a visual exploration of the physiological qualities of meditation practice. I set up the “Before and After” project to explore the observable effects on practitioners after long periods of intense meditation practice. The question is: what are the observable changes after a period of intense practice?
Every member in the undertaking was approached to just sit for a picture on first day of a dathun, a month-long reflection retreat. I shot them against a reliable foundation. Before the photo, I requested that every individual consider what they were searching for in the practice period ahead. This was on day number one. At that point, toward the end of the system, after more or less thirty days of retreat, I asked every member in the venture to sit before the same foundation and requested that each consider what the experience of intervention retreat had been for them. The outcome is the arrangement of photographs. It’s reasonable from results that the individual in every one of the representations has experienced an imperative transformative affair. I abandon it to the viewer to make their own particular determination.Here are some of the photos. What do you think?