"The first glass of wine is all about the food, the second glass is about love, and the third glass is about mayhem." According to Marcos Alberti's website, this is the saying that inspired him to embark on the Wine Project. With the intention of documenting the effects of a few glasses of wine, the Brazilian photographer invited dozens of portrait subjects into his studio.
He snapped the first image as soon as they arrived, before the stress of their workday and the rush hour commute had a chance to fade. From there, things started to loosen up. Each model was given three glasses of wine, and Alberti captured a photo after every drink.
Alcohol not only lowers inhibitions, it also releases endorphins in the brain. And as you can see from the photos, the results were predictably silly. Clothes were shed, giggles were shared, and as Alberti writes in the project's description, "many stories were told." You can check out the full series at Marcos Alberti Photography.
Images courtesy of Marcos Alberti.