Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Photobrushing

Hello Biuties!
I love photoshop and doing digital art with it and stuff.
But one think I can't stand is celebrities (or magazines/photographers) altering the way they look using photoshop and programs alike.
I do understand to some extent the need to alter the pictures, to make them more appealing or to achieve a certain look, but when altering the actual shapes and size of the person I just find it ridiculous.
Personally I know that the pictures in the magazines or on tv ads are not true representations and have been altered but unfortunately a lot of younger girls don't know that and you find perfectly healthy 8 year olds imposing on themselves a diet because they think that they are fat.
Anyways I could go on and on talking about that and everyone has their own opinion on the matter.
The reason for this article is this:
Britney Spears bravely agrees to release un-airbrushed images of herself next to the digitally-altered versions
I do think its very brave of her and she has been under a lot of scrutiny and judgment during her whole career and this will definitely keep people talking...
There should be a lot more people doing that just to show what the reality is.
Even celebrities have cellulite and bruises and are definitely not as perfect as they are being represented on any type of media support.They should send the message that its ok to be unperfect, that bruises and lumps and things like that are common and OK!
For more pictures and details check out the article here

Anyways, what do you think about this?

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3 comments:

  1. Great post. My OH was just looking at that article a few minutes past. It's gone past a joke what images have done to them to sell products etc. I love blogs for the reality that's missing elsewhere. x

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  2. I want real people but mags just deliver pathological creatures. No fat, no wrinkles, no flaws, no alternative stereotypes of women. That's the readon why I avoid buying beauty mags. But I'm doubt if Britney's courage will have an effect on the development of beauty journalists towards the representation of fashion or make up...

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  3. I absolutely agree. I can understand using photoshop to get rid of blemishes or just even out skintone etc but when it gets to the point of changing a bodies shape/deleting wrinkles/ changing eye colour or anything drastic as that it's just really bad in my opinion. These models are stunning, thin and well groomed anyway, 'perfecting' them just seems over the top and worries me about what it's saying to people as well.
    Britney looked amazing without the photoshop anyway. It's great that lots of these celebs are now opting to show a 'before and after'

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