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Feb. 28th, 2006
06:51 pm -
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March 1st, 2006 01:55 am (UTC)
My other reaction was mild amusement that they had to edit things like bones sticking out.
That was what scared me the most about those pics - models starved so thin their bones were showing, and then photoshopped a bit of added weight onto them so that they wouldn't look so scary-unhealthy.
I have a simple explanation of why that happens though - it's considerably easier in photo retouch to add a little bit of weight than to take it away; and some camera techniques also have a tendency to appear to add weight. Thus, extra skinny models mean saved time which means extra money for the companies. Information for photographers in training says as much.
I still find it scary and awful.