Bruno Metra and Laurence Jeanson’s altered photos may look like they were done by amateurs, but they possess a much deeper meaning. They represent how shallow it is to alter someone’s face to try and make it more “beautiful.” They show the real appearance of this unforgiving and harsh world.
The images take natural and naked models and alter them. The cheap alterations are done by way of using tape and poorly done images of lips and eyes. The result is a bizarre looking model that almost comes across as trashy and unattractive. It takes away from the pure and fragile person underneath in a similar way that the traditional and more accepted altered photos do.