The above gif shows the same man apparently getting fatter before you. Obviously he isn’t. Instead he’s being photographed by one Jim Stub, with lenses of different focal lengths. The first, the one where the subject looks thinnest, has a length of 20mm and each successive image increases this, all the way up to 200mm. The details of why the lens optics do this to you are complicated to explain, but at least now you have some new proof that maybe it really isn’t you who’s packed on the pounds after all.
The image below details the same effect, but it’s by a different photographer.
VIA [ Gizmodo ]