22.12.10 by Jeff

Before Or After Yourself

“Before Of After Yourself”, a fascinating video by photographer Robert Gill addressing our culture’s obsession with fitness. Gill physically transformed himself for his MFA thesis project, but he definitely didn’t go about it the way most people do…

before or after yourself video mfa thesis project by photographer robert gill

Watch the video below!














Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • patrick

    is there any sort of interview or writing about the project somewhere?

  • iciae

    haha

  • Magda

    I really enjoyed the parts where he was scaling that huge wall and the sign on the side of the highway. Very well done though, I think I will send this video to my local fitness club next time they ask me to sign up to use their gym services!

  • Sandy

    Robert did an interview with Burnaway.org this past August where he talked about his work. Check it out! http://www.burnaway.org/2010/08/art-crush-robert-gill-son-of-scad-atlanta-toned-and-ready/

  • Niko

    Yeah Sandy!

    This was very cool! Not only the study and blah blah blah, but the shots were beautiful and they reminded me how amazing nature is! To me this is what lacks in human existence most of the time, simple fresh air, out there in nature, breathing deep into the fresh and expanding muscles in your body, you definitely don’t get this sitting in a chair all day, the only panting from jerking off sometimes (sad but true). I’m definitely going to add running into my weekly routine from now on, it’s just better for the body, and for your mood. And on a spiritual level your body can do it’s daily tasks a whole lot better, freeing up more energy to explore the astral realms at night :)

  • There’s a big debt here to the walks of Richard Long. I know that was two generations ago but the walking of long lines in the ground represented the same kind of beautiful activity without the machismo winkishness. Nonetheless there’s something nicely primal about the rolling of mounds (like a dung beetle).

  • Young Island

    OK. I respect Gill’s work. I really do. But am I the only one that is going to ask WHAT WAS HIS WORK OUT PLAN? I need that body by next summer!

  • korey

    Makes me think of blue collar mundanity, but showcased beautifully.

  • Found this looking for another booooooom video that I still can’t find. Love this archive.

    • what’s the one you can’t find?

      • Of a human like object thing that dances the duration of the video. It’s beautiful and awkward and v silly the way it danced( graphics character on real shots ). I juat can’t remember the name of the vid if you know wot im talking about..

      • And the music in that video was sick amazing

      • I found it!!!! Going To the store, http://youtu.be/iRZ2Sh5-XuM . Thank you so much

      • haha yea the best!





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