In the not too distant past, we all happily believed that the Models on the covers of all the magazines were actually perfect. It turns out that perfection has flaws. Not huge flaws but small flaws that needed small tweaks to be on the cover of a Magazine. Tools were created for photographers to fix these imperfections and all was right in the world.
Then things got weird.
What started out as tools for correcting small photographic imperfections slowly morphed into sledgehammers to manufacture an impossible ideal. Photos began emerging of Models who were missing body parts… Why is her belly button missing? Celebrities who were struggling with their weight all of the sudden had perfectly sculptured bodies on the Cover of a Magazine. The evidence was everywhere but who or what was behind this massive photographic conspiracy. That’s when the Public learned a new word: “Photoshop.”
Ask anyone today and they will know exactly what Photoshop is and what it does. Consumers can now spot photographic fakery from a mile away.
This is a tribute to real, candid beauty.