Do you ever wonder why fashion magazines don’t list the name of the person who photoshopped the cover photo in the same place they list the photographer, makeup artist and stylist? Shouldn’t the photoshopper be considered an artist as well? I mean, they are all working together to create “art” for the cover, right?
Personally, I would love to see an editorial section in all fashion magazines that details how they obtained the cover look, including a before photoshop and after photoshop comparison. I understand that covers help to sell magazines, but most of the models or actresses are already extremely attractive. Plus, they have the best makeup artists and hair stylists in the business to make them look even more attractive. Why isn’t this good enough?
I’ll admit that I’m one of those people who only post the “good” photos of myself on Facebook and Twitter. We all like to look our best. But the sad fact is that no matter how much we spend on the “best” makeup or hair product, we’re never going to look like the model in the ad because she’s not “real.” That’s the result of these impossible standards of beauty that are promoted by over-airbrushing.
So come on fashion mags…we all know you do it. Just admit it and give credit where credit is due. The photoshopper is just as important as the photographer. That’s my opinion.
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