3/15/2010

models sans photoshop

(image via fashionindie.com)

I love seeing models look like real people...

...without liquify tool,
...without burning and dodging their wrinkles away,
...without grafting 'good' skin onto their rolls,
...without distoring their bodies and faces into something distinctly unhuman and forever unattainable.

There is no photoshop here, and Alessandra, Crystal, and Brooklyn look incredible. This what our society needs to see more of.

7 comments:

Nanx said...

I agree! The media puts a photoshoped standard for us which is ridiculous. Your blog is lovely

meagan said...

yeah, i think it does a disservice for society as a whole - it makes us forget what actual women's bodies and faces look like.

Vice Compliant said...

People always say they like seeing models looking "natural" or "real", but then everyone just goes and photoshops everything anyway. I think we make ourselves miserable by promoting a standard we know no human can ever live up to. I wish the media would just use un-retouched pictures all the time. The concept of beauty needs a wider definition.

meagan said...

i agree. this is how it used to be! before photoshop, we saw models in their mostly-natural glory. sure there was some retouching back then, but the degree to which women's bodies are distorted and manipulated now is just sickening.

Liz said...

Alesandra's looks too skinny in this pic.. check out those ribcages! the other two are gorgeous.. I think media is doing a pretty good job as they have started showing some real girls in their mags nowadays. they can do more though.

meagan said...

i think alessandra looks skinny too, but the point here is that she doesn't look distorted by photoshop into some kind of ultra-perfect humaniod. we can see her 'flaws' here: big feet, knobby knees, etc, and those flaws make her MORE beautiful than if she were totally airbrushed.

DON'T SWEAT IT said...

It's ridiculous and sickenning just how much effort goes into photoshopping certain images. I definitely second the commenter that said, "the concept of beauty needs a wider definition" - something that both the media and the greater population are responsible for maintaining. Although it's the various media outlets are responsible for propagating these superficial standards of beauty, consumers need to realize how much power and influence they have. No one is without imperfections, physical or otherwise.

Cheers for this post.