There has been increased concern and scrutiny in recent months about the effects of models and celebrities who are 'Photoshopped' to look even more beautiful (or perfect) than they already appear. It's no huge secret inside the fashion and advertising industries that the use of photo retouching software (like Adobe Photoshop) have been used for quite some time to give the image just the 'right look'. Even the American Medical Association has expressed concern about the effects of this practice: American Medical Association Pushes to End Photoshopped Body Images in Ads
I do share some concerns about how media impacts our society - especially the great impact such practice can wield on younger people and affect their self-esteem, etc. Here's a fun way to poke at this issue - with praise today for filmmaker Jesse Rosten, who produced the following 2 minute video titled 'Fotoshop by Adobé'.
According to Jesse's blog "I was watching TV one sleepless night and stumbled upon an infomercial for some beauty product. The commercial showed before and after portraits, that to my eye, looked like the same photo just photoshopped. I laughed to myself. Then I made this video."