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cartograffer
11:35 AM on 04/11/2013
This is reminiscent of a great series from another artist:

http://killjoymotel.carbonmade.com/projects/2719949
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chrysostomos
Zizek built my hotrod,
11:33 AM on 04/11/2013
The images would look just as freaky if they had used un-airbrushed body parts. What makes the images look so grotesque is the way they seek to synthesize 3 dimensional living faces with two dimensional photographic images.
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SoCalQuake
11:25 AM on 04/11/2013
looks like shots of a few of Real Housewives and Mob Wives
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Shadow mutt
11:17 AM on 04/11/2013
I've never seen that kind of mutant left eye on anyone, Photoshopped or not.
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PatientZeroBeat
Dying since 1962
11:41 AM on 04/11/2013
You miss the point. It's when the artificial face is juxtaposed with the natural face that the distortions are more apparent. When you ONLY see the artificial face it appears to all fit together nicely.

When old or out of shape people get cosmetic surgery to make them look young and healthy, but it's juxtaposed against other parts of their body which shows their true self, a similar (but obviously not as intense usually) effect happens. I've seen sagging people who don't exercise get face lifts and in person especially (not as much in pictures) it looks very weird.
11:16 AM on 04/11/2013
Nice headline on the link that brought me here... "Airbrushing"? What is this? The 70's?
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DeathSquad
Founding member of A.R.L.A.
11:10 AM on 04/11/2013
It's called advertising. It's always pumped up to an almost impossible level of perfection, and it's not just female models. Look at the food in an restaurant advertisement, the vehicle and setting in any car commercial, the family and home in a cleaning product advertisement, etc., etc. I thought we where smart enough as a society to recognize this and realize that advertising is about making you want something, and showing you a subpar example of something is not really smart business.
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masola81
Ours go to Eleven
11:30 AM on 04/11/2013
What you're not saying is how all of that airbrushing of female subjects in the ads affects the already frail security of teenage girls. Always seeing women with almost "Spock" like arched eyebrows and lips as big as an innertube is not natural -- yet, these are the images pushed onto young girls. When they see that they don't have these "beautiful facial qualities" most if not all feel inadequate. Being as thin as a skeletal man is what passes as beautiful. Seriously. Men never have to deal with this fake ideal. Never. And that's the difference.
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DeathSquad
Founding member of A.R.L.A.
12:07 PM on 04/11/2013
Totally agreed. They see these advertisements, feel inadequate and then rush out to buy some new product that makes your brows more defined, your lips plumper, your hair shinier, your eyes more enchanting, etc. and the job of the advertiser is complete.
11:05 AM on 04/11/2013
ART THIEF. This idea had been conceived and executed by the ARTIST SUSAN BENNETT LOPEZ 4 years ago! I am beyond ticked to see this horrible hack rip off of MY ART.
http://killjoymotel.carbonmade.com/projects/2719949#7 My series has shown in several galleries in the south and has been around FAR longer then these hacks.
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Lulo
11:11 AM on 04/11/2013
Wow....that is a pretty hard rip off I must say.
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DeathSquad
Founding member of A.R.L.A.
11:13 AM on 04/11/2013
You may have done it first but they did surpass you in terms of execution. Just an honest critique.
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separatingwheatfromchaff
11:40 AM on 04/11/2013
Your honest critique.....I happen to think Susan's is far better.
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todaysjustus
Vlog: http://todaysjustus.wordpress.com/
11:50 AM on 04/11/2013
Hers is more artistic, imo. With this one, it seems more about point out the contrast in the "airbrushing" and what people look like. Hers looks more like art to me.
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JannielB
DAR=My ancestors were Progressive.
10:56 AM on 04/11/2013
The print industry turns their subjects into plastic-looking, pore-less, smeared-looking zombies.

I actually stopped subscribing to TV Guide because of this. They 'shop the people in their mag so much it makes one feel nauseated. You start to wonder if, under their clothing, they really have lizard skin. Scary stuff, that.
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sol3a1
This Liberal "Gots Guns"
11:03 AM on 04/11/2013
What I love about big screen, high def TVs is even though there's a lot of make up, sometimes you see that the "hot girl" with the alabaster skin really doesn't look like that
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realmichaud
I am a secular nationalist.
11:30 AM on 04/11/2013
i like the hi def because yes of course they have to wear makeup because it television, but you still see on women their natural look and the mix with makeup is quite hot....the "flaws" are really not flaws but since tv make people look larger and pale on those hi def you get to see the real person's looks, the bumps, pimples, freckles, and wrinkles.
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disgruntled american
this space left intentionally blank
10:52 AM on 04/11/2013
Yah, usually when you lay a 1 dimensional object on top of a 3 dimensional subject, it looks weird. kudos Metra-Jeanson for figuring that out. lol.
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Mk-selga Ccah-huber
10:58 AM on 04/11/2013
Right? I was thinking the exact same thing.
11:33 AM on 04/11/2013
You mean 2-dimensional?
10:46 AM on 04/11/2013
So what? It only shows that photographers for magazines are better than the pair putting up this website. Oh, and also that the models in the magazine shoots benefit from the services of the make-up artists. So if you take pictures and they don't quite look like on the covers, don't despair, it's not your camera, it's you: you lack the skill, the lighting and the make-up artists... Otherwise you got it, no need to bash others or come up with naive statements.
12:16 PM on 04/11/2013
Are you really naive enough to think that the "high fashion" photos in many magazines aren't "airbrushed" (Photoshop) to the max? Plus you, and many of the other commenters on this article, are just missing the point.
01:25 AM on 04/12/2013
Of course they are airbrushed. It is part of the art.
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10:40 AM on 04/11/2013
another iteration of a tired subject
javagirl023
NRA, making a list and checking it twice!
11:07 AM on 04/11/2013
Comment sometime on a pic of a starlet who is overly photoshoped. I once commented on pics of Gwyneth Paltrow, and I got hate mail for days, and suggestions that the fact that her shins were curved, and one tricep was shaved in half was lighting.
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Trualtruism
Proud farmer's daughter, keeping it rural
10:38 AM on 04/11/2013
Imposing diclaimers seems silly. What will they say "enlarged to show (lack of) texture"?

It is so important to teach ourselves and our kids that the models which sell beauty are works of art, not real. Even the most beautiful of people are distorted in pictures. If they could make the beauty ideal as distorted as a Picasso painting to sell, they would. See his work: Les demoiselles d' Avignon.

My mother wisely pointed out that "the standard of beauty is always what its hardest to be" Meaning being chubby in lean times and thin in fat times. From banding our heads to boosting our boobies. "Beauty" is always for sale and juuust out of reach.

So, yes, the standard of beauty may be distorted and costly. However the reality of beauty-confidence and love of self are pure and free- but must be cultivated against the weeds of distortion.
10:37 AM on 04/11/2013
with the exception of Ann Coulter...
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Northern Cal Liberal
Place [sic] where needed.
10:54 AM on 04/11/2013
Only if you photoshopped her mouth shut!
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Mollyannie
Thinking "I can't" guarantees failure
11:04 AM on 04/11/2013
If only that were possible.
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Christ Johnson1
10:35 AM on 04/11/2013
Let's criticize photoshop by using paper cutouts. Fail.
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Ryoushii
NO bird of grace ever lit on Auntie Grizzelda
10:40 AM on 04/11/2013
Exactly, nothing but a desperate attempt to claim that the fashion industry is not in fact photoshopping model images all the time.
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Christ Johnson1
11:06 AM on 04/11/2013
That said, it would be cool if they did do PS'd features on normal faces. But actually photoshop them. It is true that models in a lot of ads are unrecognizable from reality. If you look up videos of such work they give you a better idea. I think Dove did one.
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NYs9thwonder
One Smart Cookie
10:33 AM on 04/11/2013
Ty "GODs" of post modernism and the institutional critique for this pointless photographic diatribe. These photographers felt doing some DaDa and reburnishing it as something other than it under the guise post modernism.