Luckily, Kylie and Melanie took it on the chin, but I surely can't be the only one who finds something creepy about photographers and art directors removing women's clothes from photos (without their consent) for use on magazine covers?
There's no way to return the airbrushing genie to his bottle, but the time has surely come for the conspiracy of silence about its practice to end.
then there's the eyebrow lines...clearly they have a mind of their own..eyes are curvier, whiter, more colourful and they sparkle, hmm. everything is different: the nose, the lips, the cheeks, the eyes, the bone structure...e-ve-ry-thing! No one wants to break ranks and fall foul of PR companies and celebrity agents.
I personally am pissed at all these "redifined" pictures. Kate Winslet's GQ cover and interview photos (pictured left) are a good example.
I've spent years working in hollywood, and every single photo gets retouched, don't kid yourself..
celebrities in general get a percentage of photo approvals, for example, Pamela Anderson on a film session would get 25% approvals, meaning that she could kill 25% of all the photos the photographer took.
the chin is perfectly refined on the 1st pic...well defined cheeks...aah, u don't even c any lines on her neck on the 1st one..nose is straighter..forehead absolutely glistens and is so attractive, more than on the 2nd picture. Most of these women are are gorgeous so y go to such lenghts? U find that even their cellulite and stretchmarks are erased to create a "better" picture. On the rare occasions that the airbrushing of celebrity photos is brought to public attention, it's because it has stepped so far past the borders of reality as to be unbelievable.
u don't c that natural slant of the lip on the 1st pic. the 1st was written in june 2004 by Helen Lewis and it's headlined Don't Touch Me Up (just a small sample) and the 2nd was a comment posted by a blogger named inkhead who claims to be a photographer. Unlike newspapers, magazines are not bound by a code of conduct which forbids the use of "inaccurate, misleading or distorted material, including pictures".
He did, however, let slip that the glamour shoots used airbrushing far more frequently than the fashion spreads: "they're all models.
Unfortunately, as long as images of unnaturally perfect women remain a sure way to sell magazines, it's unlikely we'll be seeing realistic buttocks any time soon.
This is bull, this is an example of one photographer.
Women simultaneously torture themselves by comparison with the impossible perfection of the glossies, and indulgence in the reassuring photos of the same stars looking, well, real.
And as if that wasn't bad enough, there's a more sinister side to airbrushing - the cover of Loaded pictured to the immediate left was originally a photograph of Mel B in a bikini.