Here’s the manipulations of one of my paintings. It doesn’t even look like the same art form and yet I was quite happy with the results. I thought it was cool, but it is entirely different and no one would look at the grey and pastel print and quickly identify it as Lisa Lillibridge’s work. In art this alteration (especially when done by the original artist) seems OK to me. However, the bombardment of images my 14 year old daughters are subjected to that have been seriously altered is NOT.
Here’s a great article about photoshopping images in fashion. And I’m happy to let you know that I stumbled upon a remarkable online fashion magazine that doesn’t photoshop their models at all-VERILY magazine. Quote below and a link to the magazine. BRAVO Verily, you’ve been bookmarked. Great content. NOTE: I am not paid for this endorsement.
“Whereas other magazines photoshop to achieve the “ideal” body type or leave a maximum of three wrinkles, we never alter the body or face structure of our models with Photoshop. We firmly believe that the unique features of women — be it crows feet, freckles, or a less-than-rock-hard body — contribute to their beauty and therefore don’t need to be removed or changed.”