Break The Cycle Of Photoshop – ENOUGH With Perfection!

One of the most widespread things in Western society are digitally manipulated pictures. There are photoshopped images of people of every shape, size, ethnicity, sex, and every age. Even celebrities are enduring this and some do not even want it to happen – but the media seems to win. What is even more ridiculous is that the people being retouched are getting younger and younger. This happens way too often and nothing gets done about it! Take my son for instance, he is five. He had his first school photos…

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Photographer’s Provocative Series Challenges What “Attractive” Means To Viewers

What makes someone “attractive?” As we become more and more saturated with media-propagated imagery, people are starting to push back and question why there is only one standard of beauty. One artist, Gracie Hagen, has created an amazing project addressing the root of “attractive”. In an effort to explore the unrealistic images in the media in comparison to the reality of real human flesh, Gracie has produced a photo series called “Illusions of the Body.” For the project, Gracie recruited women and a few men of varying shapes and sizes and photographed them…

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Moxie Girlz and Boyz True Hope Dolls

Last weekend as I was with my Family at Toys-R-Us, my husband brought to my attention a very wonderful product: The Moxie Girlz and Moxie Boyz True Hope Dolls. Not only was I surprised, but I was immediately overwhelmed with a feeling of bliss because I never have in all my years seen dolls that were created to make children feel better about themselves and to support cancer research. This is a wonderful thing that little girls and boys need to see – or anyone suffering from cancer for that…

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Plastic surgeon sculpts and marries his perfect woman

This article has been making its rounds on the internet recently, and I can see why. Plastic surgeon David Matlock has created his ideal woman, and married her. David met Veronica during a consultation for a vaginoplasty procedure, which David is quote well-known for (he rocketed his Los Angeles Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute  to fame on “Dr. 90210”). David described the experience as “Love at first sight.” Or maybe not, because David quickly persuaded Veronica to get his “Wonder Woman Makeover”, which entails liposuction on the chin, arms and thighs…

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20 year old model photographed to be 10-60 with photography, styling and makeup tricks

I stumbled across this article about Hungarian model Eniko Mihalik today by complete accident, but I’m glad I did. The article dates back to 2008, but it’s so relevant in a time where celebrities in their mid-twenties are casted to play teenagers in films and if you’re over 30, you’re not supposed to look it. Things like this give everyday people abnormal expectations about what they’re supposed to look like at every stage in their lives. What interested me was the photo series, which appeared in Vogue Paris. The series…

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