Thursday, April 17, 2008

What Do Halle Berry and Cate Blanchett Look Like Un-Retouched?

Human. And gorgeous, too. These before and after photos will give you a nice jolt of self-esteem when you see how even the most naturally beautiful women (and men!) in the world aren't perfect enough to pass magazine standards without some heavy-duty retouching. Go here and click on "portfolio" to see what we're talking about.


a. brown said...

I had trouble finding Cate Blanchett because they'd made her look so... manufactured. Cate Blanchett is beautiful because she looks tough and experienced. When you take her age lines and freckles away, she doesn't look real, or interesting.

allison k. said...

Once I get beyond the fact of just how disturbing the concept of retouching is, I get so fixated on what they choose to alter.

Poor Kelly Clarkson -- they totally gave her a non-human butt and de-emphasized her curves. That, unfortunately, is predictable.

But the Cameron Diaz shot? Girl must spends hours on a surfboard to look that athletic and fit and her abs are erased.

It's all so arbitrary and upsetting: basically implying that women must look beautiful, but just not HUMAN.

I'd be curious to see more shots of men.

José said...

These women don't look real, they look like barbie-dolls!

photo retouching said...

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