RETOUCHING „Photo manipulation is the application of image editing techniques to photographs in order to create an ILLUSION or DECEPTION.“ The first case dated back to 1860. Since that time it has developed – nowadays, it is accepted as an alternative form of art. Reasons?
What can retouching make better? Erase freckles, hairs, spots, scars and wrinkles Colour hair, an iris, skin and whiten teeth Change the shape of eyes, eyebrows, nose, neck Reduce spare tyres, thighs, buttocks… Make bigger breasts, lips, eyes… And the result? The resulting image have no resemblace to the photo from which it originated. Retouching creates biologically unreal beings which wouldn‘t be able to walk and live if they ever got chance.
The Photo Whisperer The world‘s most famous photo retoucher. Fashion photographers call him when they want someone who looks less than great to look great and someone who looks great to look superhuman. His nickname comes from his special skill – he is able to see things beyond the model and accent them Clients: Vogue, Vanity Fair, Dove…
Dangerous impacts People with low self-confidence = easy targets The plastic ideal of beaty can lead to: - anorexia, bulimia - drastic diets - expensive plastic operations …