Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Making Of The Model Body

For women, naturally. Air America has a slide-show of some of the most interesting recent photo-shopped female fashion images. These are a biased sample, of course, as we have no idea how many other images have been altered in this manner.

In some ways I find the subtle changes scarier than the silly pictures where a woman's stick-body is given a humongous head. The latter are pretty obvious, after all, but not realizing that these people brush away most every wrinkle or even slightly sagging flesh does truly contribute to unrealistic expectations about what people should look like. And I don't even know what to say about the skin tone changes.