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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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10 Featured, 24 Examples:
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Date Range:
Jan 09 — Sep 09
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Featured Examples

Models without Makeup Shoots
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
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
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
No Photoshop Editorials
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
Rebelling Against Retouching
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
Photoshop Bans
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
Makeup-Less Magazine Covers
Makeup-Less Magazine Covers
Scarlett Johansson Goes Natural in July Elle France
Hollywood starlet Scarlett Johansson is featured in an ‘au naturel’ cover shoot in the July 2009 issue of Elle France. Elle France seems to be serious about adopting a natural look with minimal Photoshopping… MORE
Stars Sans Photoshop
Stars Sans Photoshop
Elle France Shows Natural Female Beauty
Some very courageous female stars follow in the footsteps of Brad Pitt by agreeing to appear on the cover of a major magazine sans Photoshop, with no retouching whatsoever. Better yet, the stars went… MORE
Stars Sans Makeup
Stars Sans Makeup
People's Most Beautiful Flaunts Some Natural Faces
I’m loving this growing trend of stars going sans makeup and Photoshop in high-profile magazines. It sends a great message to their young fans. This is particularly the case in the new issue of People… MORE
Model-Free Magazines
Model-Free Magazines
Germany's ‘Brigitte' Magazine Bans Professional Models
Brigitte magazine, a top fashion publication in Germany, has announced a ban on professional models. The editors say they were bothered that models had to be photoshopped to add extra weight to make them… MORE

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Barefoot Runways
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Disastrous Photoshopped Magazines
Disastrous Photoshopped Magazines
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Belly Button Airbrushing
Belly Button Airbrushing
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Movies About 'Unaging'
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Exposing Airbrushing
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Self-Taken Family Magazine Portraits
Brad Pitt Shoots Angelina Jolie For W Magazine
Unmasking Celebrities
Unmasking Celebrities
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