Another Good Post On Bodies and Photo-Trickery

There’s been a lot of good press recently about the false and impossible standards set by photoshopped fashion models. This time it’s not Photoshop to blame, so much as just good old fashioned optical trickery used in before and after weight loss photos. To make the point, a person trainer from Australia staged her own before and after shots.

2014-01-23 Before After

The catch? The elapsed time between these two photos is about fifteen minutes. She wrote:

Wanna know my secret? Well firstly I ditched the phonewallet (fwallet) cause that *** is lame, swapped my bather bottoms to black (cause they’re a size bigger and black is slimming), smothered on some fake tan, clipped in my hair extensions, stood up a bit taller, sucked in my guts, popped my hip, threw in a skinny arm, stood a bit wider #boxgap, pulled my shoulders back and added a bit of a cheeky/I’m so proud of my results smile. Zoomed in on the before pic, zoomed out on the after and added a filter. Cause filters make everything awesome.

It’s definitely worth it to read more of her thoughts on the issue of body image and health and expectations because she’s got a lot to say, and it’s important stuff.


1 thought on “Another Good Post On Bodies and Photo-Trickery”

  1. There is also one of a guy who took one first thing in the morning, then did a little bit of exercise to get the muscles tone a bit, and redid the picture (within about 30 minutes or so). Same kind of results. I do have to agree the release of this information does great things for the psyche of vulnerable people, showing them that this stuff is faked so easily and they shouldn’t compare their bodies to someone in a photo.

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