The show is called “Before and after” and Seidler tells Shambala Sun about the job:
This string of photographs, titled “Before and After,” comes from a bigger project called “Contemplatives,” a visual investigation of the physiological qualities of meditation practice. I set up the “Before and After” endeavor to investigate the observable effects on professionals after long intervals of extreme meditation practice. The question is: what are the observable changes after a period of extreme practice?
Every member in the endeavor was approached to simply sit for a graphic on first day of a dathun, a month long reflection retreat. I shot at them against a dependable basis. Before the picture, I requested that each person consider what they were hunting for in the training period forward. This was on day number one.
Toward the end of the program (after more or less thirty days of retreat) I requested that each considered what the encounter of intervention retreat had been for them, and at this point I asked every member in the endeavor to sit before an identical basis. The result is these before and after meditation photos.
It is noticeable that a critical transformative matter has been experienced by the person in every one of the renderings. What do you think?