Friday, March 13, 2009

Sex, Lies and Photoshop

My co-worker, Joel, passed along this New York Times video that discusses the impact of retouching photographs on women's perception of what beauty really is...especially given that nearly (if not all) of photos in fashion magazines have been altered. 

I think a lot of us are smart enough to know that the women on the covers of fashion magazines don't look that good in real life, but to what extent have they been altered? When you watch this video you see just how astounding the changes often are. Some women don't even resemble their real selves by the time the photograph has been finished and printed. 

We live in a world where you can't believe anything you see anymore. 

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