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Pre "Photoshop culture"


Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Wednesday, March 14, 2007 12:23 AM (Eastern)

Someone coined that phrase on another board, and it stuck in my mind.

I've been going avatar-nutty on the forums lately; I've gone through five as follows:





(okay you can ignore this one)





I think what I've been after, is in fact the look and feel of pre Photoshop culture beauty. Pre plastic surgery for all and sundry (yeah, I know Marilyn Monroe changed her nose, I believe she also had minor work done on her jaw)...pre "everyone goes to the same plastic surgeons and has the same look" is probably what I mean.

The sameness is getting to me. I'm starting to crave beauty with imperfection; that slight roughness and off-ness and realness, is becoming like salt and pepper added to your food.

Colleen Shirazi continues to blog here: Life of Colleen
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March 24, 2007 2:28 PM, Blogger Dain said...

I totally agree. Of course, those old photos were retouched too, though nowhere near as much as they do nowdays (now we have photoshop).

Look at this link:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=iYhCn0jf46U

 
March 27, 2007 2:24 PM, Blogger Colleen Shirazi said...

Yeah...I can stand some retouching...in fact all of the old "portraits" were retouched (if you look at old pictures, no one has moles, freckles, pimples or shadows, and hardly a wrinkle in sight).

What freaks me out is the concept of creating another person, based on a real person. That's just disturbing.

We always go in circles...too much perfection, and it's imperfection that becomes exotic and intriguing. Funny old world eh?

 

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