Emphasized Reality

Pop culture's anti-Photoshop attitude resonates with the masses
Implications - Media outlets have adopted an au naturale attitude to address the ever-expanding gap between pin-thin celebrities and the overweight North American masses. This public humanization of celebrities reflects the guerrilla one we saw in 2008 as avid Photoshop users uglified famous faces on their own.
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Viral Top 6 Examples: 885,589 Total Clicks Jan 09 - Sep 09
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Models without Makeup Shoots - Harper's Bazaar Features 90s Mega Models Cosmetics-Free
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Viral 273,229 Clicks Pub: Aug 13, 09
Models without Makeup Shoots
Harper's Bazaar Features 90s Mega Models Cosmetics-Free
The latest to join the ‘models without makeup’ bandwagon is Harper’s Bazaar who, for their September 2009 issue, featured the mega models of the 90s au naturel. “Amber Valletta, Shalom Harlow, Kristen… [More]
Models With Belly Flab - Lizzie Miller Nixes Airbrushing & Goes Au Naturale in Glamour
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Viral 159,714 Clicks Pub: Aug 23, 09
Models With Belly Flab
Lizzie Miller Nixes Airbrushing & Goes Au Naturale in Glamour
Beautiful model Lizzie Miller has thrilled Glamour readers with her non-airbrushed photos which appeared in the latest edition of the magazine. Glamour was flooded with emails from joyous women noting… [More]
Rebelling Against Photoshop - Flawed Brad Pitt Exposed by Chuck Close in W Magazine
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Viral 141,226 Clicks Pub: Jan 7, 09
Rebelling Against Photoshop
Flawed Brad Pitt Exposed by Chuck Close in W Magazine
Brad Pitt breaks one of Hollywood’s golden rules in the upcoming February issue of W Magazine by revealing all his flaws and wrinkles. In fact, not only did he opt for no photoshopping of his images,… [More]
Photoshop Bans - Britain Aims to Asterisk Airbrushing & Eliminate It in Ads Geared at Youth
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V. Hot 69,548 Clicks Pub: Aug 6, 09
Photoshop Bans
Britain Aims to Asterisk Airbrushing & Eliminate It in Ads Geared at Youth
This Oil of Olay print ad image featuring Twiggy is at the center of a heated debate over a proposed Photoshop ban in Britain. Liberal Democrats there say that the practice of image retouching is a harmful… [More]
Rebelling Against Retouching - Peter Lindbergh Slams Usage of Photoshop
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V. Hot 82,356 Clicks Pub: May 29, 09
Rebelling Against Retouching
Peter Lindbergh Slams Usage of Photoshop
Peter Lindbergh photographed stars like Sophie Marceau without makeup for French Elle and now he is saying it is time for photoshopped images to disappear. He refers to the images as “objects from Mars.”… [More]
No Photoshop Editorials - ‘Super Models' Go Natural For Hedi Slimane in Vogue Hommes
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V. Hot 159,516 Clicks Pub: Mar 27, 09
No Photoshop Editorials
‘Super Models' Go Natural For Hedi Slimane in Vogue Hommes
Kim Kardashian received a generous Photoshop treatment in the new issue of Complex magazine, as would Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie and all celebrities from the A to the Z lists. So I guess Kim Kardashian… [More]