Earlier this week, Demi Lovato was photographed by Vanity Fair’s Patrick Ecclesine to promote her upcoming album, Confident. But this wasn’t your typical celebrity photo shoot. No, Lovato gave Ecclesine three rules to work by:
Taking their cues from Vogue and Paper, an all-girls high school retouched ID photos to make sure that their student body was looking fly as hell when flashing their papers for discount movie tickets and ice creams. But not everyone is happy with the extreme measures the school took to make their students look bammin'…
Here's a striking video from Hungarian singer Boggie, in which her moving image is being retouched and "corrected" throughout the entire video. Directed by Nándor Lőrincz and Bálint Nagy, the three-minute video shows Boggie's transformating from a lovely woman in dim lighting to a lovely, flawlessly made-up woman who…
Aerie, American Eagle's lingerie brand, has released its new (and well-timed) ad campaign starring unretouched models. Even better, the brand declares that there will be "no more retouching our girls and no more supermodels." Nicely done.
Back in August, Victoria’s Secret accidentally published a set of two dozen raw, unretouched images from a photo shoot with supermodel Doutzen Kroes. Although we had to take down the unretouched images from our post after some kind of legal crap from VS, we knew the publication of the retouched versions in the brand’s…
Some apparently unretouched photographs from a Victoria's Secret catalog have surfaced online under mysterious circumstances. The shots, featuring VS angel Doutzen Kroes, are stunning — Kroes, of course, looks amazing in all of them. But what's really interesting is what they reveal about Victoria's Secret's Photoshop…
In response to recent protests over Seventeen magazine's photo retouching of teenage girls (and the publication's lukewarm capitulation), the Daily Beast ran an editorial by one Jim Warren, former Chicago Tribune managing editor, MSNBC political analyst, and inescapably middle-aged white dude. Warren's point? Well,…
Bare Escentuals has its first major ad campaign, and they're touting it as an un-retouched look at real women with natural beauty. They also say they selected the women based on their answers to questions about their lives and not their looks, which is almost true.
Buzzfeed calls our attention to this gallery of before-and-after images of vintage pin-up ladies — proving women have been retouched in photos, paintings, and advertisements long before Photoshop came into our lives. In this era, artists were "fixing" imperfections on their models with an actual paintbrush.
You are not the only one whose skin isn't always perfect. But you could get that feeling from looking at the magically pore and blemish-free images we're bombarded with on billboards and in magazines. One photographer inadvertently let us in on the process. Watch the miraculous transformation in our video.
Scabs, scrapes, zits, braces: They make us "imperfect," but they are part of life. And except for Brazilian supermodels, we all have to deal with them—especially during our growing-up years. So shouldn't our school pictures reflect that reality?
Are you an "Inquiring Siren" who wants to exercise her god-given right to be Photoshopped? One boudoir photo studio is here to help — because "every woman deserves to see herself retouched."
Jacob, a Canadian clothing store, has pledged to stop retouching models' bodies in ads, though it will even skin tones and erase tattoos digitally. A company rep says they're striving for more realistic ads, but customers still expect "aspirational" images.
A British health magazine decided its April cover model looked "unwell." So they retouched her to look 15-20 kg (33-44 pounds) heavier.
Our Photoshop of Horrors Hall Of Shame gallery prompted a reader who once worked for the now-defunct glossy mag Hollywood Life to send us the following message, regarding a 2004 cover and Mischa Barton's hand:
A group of doctors and academics have submitted a report to the U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority, saying retouched images make women and girls as young as five hate themselves. They want disclaimers on ads, but will that make a difference?