This photo series shows how people look after drinking 1, 2, and 3 glasses of wine

Brazilian photographer Marcos Alberti perfectly captured the feelings people experience after drinking a glass — or three — of wine.

In his recent project “3 Glasses Later,” Alberti snapped photos of his friends when they were sober, and then again after they’d had one, two, and three glasses of wine.

“I wanted to make a tribute to wine,” Alberti told Insider. He explained that he had previously only seen the negative sides of alcohol, but after he started to drink wine with a friend about a month before starting this project, his perception changed. He wanted to show that if you drink in moderation, “surrounded by your friends and family in a happy environment,” it could be a good thing.

All of the subjects were Alberti's friends.

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Some of them drink wine every day and some hardly ever drink.

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Alberti gave them Cabernet Sauvignon, because he thought people would enjoy that type of wine the most.

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He took the photos in his studio in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

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The project took six nights total to complete.

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He took all the photos in the middle of the week, at night, after the subjects had finished working for the day.

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Alberti always shot the first photo immediately after the subject arrived at his studio.

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He wanted to best capture the effects of life's daily pressures, like facing traffic while commuting from work.

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After the first portrait was taken, he gave them the first glass of wine.

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Alberti did not control timing between each portrait -- he simply waited for his friends to finish their drinks.

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He told Insider he was very surprised by the results of the photos.

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He did not expect such a big difference in mood between the first and second portraits.

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He explained that in Brazil, drinking wine with someone is not the same as casually grabbing a beer -- it is considered to be much more intimate.

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He said by the end of each session, a lot of personal stories were shared.

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One woman even requested a photo shoot inside the refrigerator in his studio...

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But she couldn't fit inside.

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Alberti has a favourite saying about wine.

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It says something like,'the first glass of wine is all about the food, the second glass is about love, and the third glass is about mayhem.'

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By the end of the project, he found the saying to be true...

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The third glass really is about mayhem.

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'But mayhem could be different for each person,' he said.

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This is Alberti's favourite photo from the project.

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You can see the rest of the photos from '3 Glasses Later' here.

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