Monday, November 1, 2010

The Photoshop lie

I love this commercial because it pretty much sums up the culture of beauty in society today. There is very little reality out there when you look at a billboard or a magazine cover. We are shown these airbrushed flawless images every day and we are told that is what beauty is. But that beauty does not exist. It is a fabrication created on a computer screen. The final product does not even look like the real person anymore. It is a lie. That isn't to say there are not drop dead gorgeous people out there who do not need the aid of photoshop. Of course there are, but even when they make the cover of a magazine, it is never as is. Keep this in mind the next time you are holding yourself up next to a cover model on a magazine. You are comparing yourself to something that never really existed in the first place.


  1. You have written a very powerful post and the video is perfect for getting your point of view across.
    I am so happy with age I no longer feel the need to compare/compete with anyone. Being comfortable in my own body is such a luxury.

    To me music, poetry and nature equals beauty.

    In people, beauty of character is priceless!

    Peggy xxxxx

  2. Well I know this too I work with photoshop on a daily basis. Most pictures (well in magazines) are not real! Sad but true...


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