This ongoing project is about an overweight man I met at the Bikram yoga Centre. I was fascinated how a man of his size dared to participate in stretching exercises, in a sauna-like environment, wearing little more than a pair of swimming trunks. When I asked him about his motivations he answered, ‘I’m planning to transform from Buddha to Yogi.’

Since then we have embarked together on a 100 days Bikram yoga challenge (90 minutes of yoga a day, in a room that’s 40 degrees). A huge challenge, but by offering support and recording his progress, I am able to contribute to this mans health.

His own thoughts on this were, ‘It’s been as if I am carrying a woman along with me all my life, at least, the extra weight is always with me. And who knows, if I loose the weight, perhaps a real woman will come in its place.’

I’m aware of the thin line I’m walking on to realize this personal project. When do you come too close? These are the years to discover my own boundaries.