Archive | April, 2009

Slightly Disturbing

We all know a little make-up and hair can go a long way, but it’s the photoshopping that I find disturbing.

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OK, OK, this is an advertisement. This is a model hired to help sell a product. Is this type of photoshopping OK because it’s not a portrait professing to be “her”?

I run into this all the time, and it’s mostly women asking me “Can you make me look 10 years younger or 20 pounds lighter” etc, etc. You know, I am perfectly happy clearing up your skin blemishes for you, but honestly my favorite wrinkles are crow’s feet. There are somethings that are a part of you and I don’t think it’s fair to try to mask or erase or cover up. OK, so wrinkles could be softened. But enlongating the neck and enlarging the eyes??? 10 years from now you won’t be able to trust anybody’s photos.

(I have fixed a face before, but I can’t for the life of me find it on my computer. My father-in-law came down with Bell’s Palsy just before submitting an application for missionary service. He needed a photo with his app, but did not want his half-droopy face on there, which he knew would evenutally perk back up (and it has). So I did fix his face and I wish I had the picture to show you.)

What do you think????

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