Fashion is an industry that produce beautiful images to sell products. From beauty to clothing,from men magazines to selling insurance, photography most of the time is trying to sell a dream, to awake a desire that finally will materialize in buying the product.
I’m ok with it and most of us I think but when imagery is crossing a line and it’s becoming fantasy that’s not anymore advertising it is a totally a misunderstanding of what actually people want and need.
Because in a society that with everyday is becoming more chaotic it is more and more difficult to stay true to yourself. A society of consumerism that is creating its ideal consumer that generally has nothing to do with the real one. And this creates a pressure not easy to handle sometimes that can create permanent damage.
Body image is no longer and maybe never was an issue that concern women only, men are affected these days equally.
I’m not saying that fashion industry is totally responsable for creating body image issues but let’s admit it : at least one time in our life looking at a magazine you start questioning your own physical aspect. I for sure did it and I was a model and I never had weight issues but sometimes the pressure still is.
It is our desire to be perfect,to be desirable,to be loved that creates our insecurities and it is only our will power that will release us from the mirage of perfection created by some industries.
Photoshop is one of the main stars when you think at commercial photography.In a video called “Body Evolution.” created in 2011 by GlobalDemocracy.com to demand mandatory disclaimers on all photos of airbrushed models, demonstrates just how much a computer is capable of changing a body, changing the reality.
So the images you see in media generally undergo this process then we should work at that will power I was talking about and focus on what it is really important : being healthy,happy to create the life you really want for yourself!
I should remember this more often!
- Body Image – What You Can Do (lawless1spoonery.wordpress.com)
- Photoshop Gifs Make You Wonder Why We Have Models At All (jezebel.com)
- Photoshop ‘Body Evolution’ Video Blows Our Minds (huffingtonpost.com)
- Why The Thigh Gap Trend Is The Worst (styleblazer.com)
- Comfortably Racist Fashion Industry (yourstyleforecast.com)
- It’s Different for Girls…Body Image and Riding. (annablakeblog.com)
- Kanye West Denounces Luxury Brands for Being Too Expensive (bet.com)
- Robyn Lawley’s ‘Thigh Gap’ Article Proves ‘Plus Size’ Models Get More Leeway In The Body Image Wars (thegloss.com)
- selling dreams: ‘100 years of fashion photography’ (aileejohnston.wordpress.com)
- First Look: A Photographer Rethinks Female Beauty (nymag.com)
oh my what…
L’ha ribloggato su CRUMBS OF C.
Reblogged this on fseriouslyplastic and commented:
great ! spooky !
Reblogged this on A. Namwong Photography and commented:
Interesting video that sheds some light the use of photoshop and advertising also known as “body evolution”.
Reblogged this on boredlistlesstired.
Its a real shame that Photoshop can deceive us into thinking that a real beauty is in fact a fake identification of what ‘real’ is. I wonder if i hadn’t seen this blog and saw the after picture whether i would even know about its leg lengthening, thigh trimming, skin glowing, hair fluffing journey.
Well, now I feel pretty good, haha!
Reblogged this on NCMerci Beaucoup Writings and commented:
is this what we base our beauty on?
I love this article ! Your blog is so wonderful !
Reblogged this on Mammu Likes and commented:
Take a moment and watch this video. I definitely feel the pressure to be perfect and this is such a sad reality we live in!
I think its horrible, using Photoshop to ‘perfect’ someone. More pressure on people to ‘look that good’ Its just bad.
It made me feel sick watching this. To think, people, young girls especially, are killing themselves to try and be something they can never be!
Reblogged this on Inside My Worlds: R.L.Sharpe and commented:
This isn’t something I usually put on my blog but I think it is something everyone needs to see. It really shocked me.
Reblogged this on Signorina Gracia and commented:
for all the girls out there, and for men to have realistic expectations..
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Society has been manipulated into believing false images. Where young girls and women especially attempt to achieve this level of perfection that can never be reached. What’s so wrong with wanting to be you now-a-days. Trust me I completely get it. I worked in the modeling industry for years and had achieve quite a bit. But I never wanted a person to look at me in person and not be able to recognize me from the photos that had been taken.
This video is showing you a very quick overview of what the process maybe a lot of the time. Which is very long unfortunately. Being perfect just to push a product.
Reblogged this on Wonder and Whimsy, Beauty and Soul.
I saw this yesterday and showed my daughter! I will say that this is the business… don’t forget that! Beautiful blog!
Reblogged this on My Blog – Beauty By Emily Faith and commented:
This article is such an important representation of the fake world we can live in, well worth a watch…
L’ha ribloggato su L'Art Couture Black Booke ha commentato:
That is the reason our teenage girls are messed up!!. If they could all see this. It’s not the size that is important it’s the confidence every woman needs to have of herself at any size. Great Blog. Thanks for the follow.