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.
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.