"Sorry, as a magazine editor, I know what it's like to flip through dozens of shots to find the right one. And, do you know what gets my e-mail gong? "That shot, her lipstick is smudged. Her shirt is wrinkled."
Cynthia Leive, editor-in-chief of Glamour, has decided to take a stand against the impingement of obsessive retouching in the world of beauty. Her magazine has pledged that it won't be putting models on a digital diet.
We've all become amateur retouchers, at home laboring over personal photos to remove red eyes, delete blemishes and improve the overall appearance of our skin. So when did retouching become such an abominable practice?
There's a big difference between eliminating a zit and eliminating a person, and we should be wary of giving power to others to make such distinctions, and to base laws upon the distinctions they make.