Photographer Sonja Lovdal explores the idea of becoming a professional retoucher in her series “Body Notes”. She states:
“As a retoucher you will receive many photos with drawn lines, arrows and circles meant to show flaws on the model that are to be corrected in Photoshop. Sentences like “fill in hair” and “smooth skin” are very common.
While playing around with the idea of becoming a professional retoucher, some of the thoughts going through my mind were about the morals involved in making models skinnier, photoshopping their skin flawless etc. How far is a client allowed to go with their notes on the model?
While notes that tell you to take in the waistline are very acceptable for most people, notes on for example mental disorders or self-expression and style probably would be frowned upon.
“Body Notes” is a criticism of society and our harsh standards for young people to live up to.”
Dove’s latest film challenges women to choose between being beautiful and being average.
Beauty is a choice.
From this day forward I’m CHOOSING to be a beautiful MAN. Don’t judge me.
Pretty Girls Making Ugly Faces is a website that is as awesome as it sounds. Pretty doesn’t count here because it’s all about getting your ugly on. Think of it as the worlds first ugly pageant, which should be a breath of fresh air for most girls inundated with impossible beauty standards on a 24/7 basis.
This commercial by Jesse Rosten isn’t real, and neither are society’s standards of beauty.
Loving this GIF highlighting today’s impossible standards of beauty, and the extreme measure some will take to try and get there.
Artist Colleen Clark was approached by Marie Claire South Africa to draw what a feminist barbie might look like. Inspired by “the idea that feminism is as simple as accepting others and yourself unconditionally,” Colleen came up with a line representing many different types of woman rather than just one.
As you can see above Colleen NAILED IT!
See more Victoria’s Secret Models without make up here.
“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn