Half by Julia Kozerski Documents Her Dramatic Weight Loss

By: Meghan Young - Mar 19, 2014
References: juliakozerski & beautifuldecay
Half by Julia Kozerski, an artist and photographer based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a photo series that captures her dramatic weight loss. Literally dropping half of her weight from 338 pounds to 178, she documented her complex emotional reaction to her transformation, which resulted in sagging skin--a common consequence of gaining and then losing such weight.

Beautiful Decay points that that in ever still of Half by Julia Kozerski, she performs an intimate ritual of sorts. For instance, "In Ruins No. 1 and No. 2, she treats her flesh as if it were the remains of an ancient monument or temple; her skin, colored by stretch marks and curvatures shot in vivid contrast, appears less like an emerging new shape than a worshipful testament to the body she once lived in."