Photographer Takes Friends’ Portraits After 1, 2, and 3 Glasses of Wine

Most of us know what a couple of glasses of wine makes us feel like, but how does it make us look? The Wine Project photo series from Brazilian photographer Marcos Alberti seeks to answer that question.

“There is a saying about wine that I really like and it’s something like this, ‘The first glass of wine is all about the food, the second glass is about love, and the third glass is about mayhem.’ I really wanted to see it for myself if that affirmation was, in fact, true,” Alberti says.

The concept was simple: Take portraits of subjects when they’ve had no wine, then photograph them again when they’ve had 1, 2, and 3 glasses. To get his subjects, Alberti invited his friends over.

“The first picture was taken right away when our guests had just arrived at the studio in order to capture the stress and the fatigue after … working all day long and also from facing rush-hour traffic to get here,” Alberti says. After each glass, he repeated the snapshots—keeping the photos simple to provide

After each glass, he repeated the snapshots—keeping the photos simple to provide better comparison.

“People from all walks of life, music, art, fashion, dance, architecture, advertising got together for a couple of nights and by the end of the third glass, several smiles emerged and many stories were told,” he says.

The result is 53 images that capture the merriment. d4a7a2_1fecc1f8206b4de0ad9baafc055eee83 d4a7a2_3acbd218dcb44816946c0e56027aaa6b d4a7a2_19b84434c387464fbce5fc15f8edd49c d4a7a2_33c99c1beba64025a67f6f523d0e21de d4a7a2_1b7fef8b5225436f923db06a76c52e4ad4a7a2_209ddf0fcd4d4f9a88cdadf48bb8d534 d4a7a2_314bd942118e4802b77f2fe718c7aa64 d4a7a2_597ce465ea98417aa2fc0d466d66aeb8 d4a7a2_910e754e7ac44de498faf5056b4f9d14 d4a7a2_8647bc0966ff45088f8d87e5b530a5d7 d4a7a2_a6b5a4970d614c03a58e940f0d7de7f3 d4a7a2_b6616f6ce6e948cc99647b297d1aeb49 d4a7a2_d860c7565f224fc6836dcc55a1d9dbb9 d4a7a2_de23266b935d4b7a8777c08fab1ec4a8 d4a7a2_ded748a406c5403c82b8947de72b8607 d4a7a2_efb25ba84f1e4274a8a17ee481cfa050 d4a7a2_f5ea07839b89428e98577a31b166ce5a

Check out the full series here.

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