Photoshop, trick photography, or other manipulation has been around since advertising’s infancy. Does it need to stop?
From Agemaki in response to Real Men Don’t…Photoshop?:
I don’t think the goal needs to be strict anatomical realism in depicting the human form. Rather, I think it’s important to be aware of how consistent depictions of the human body can create a concept of normalcy that is not actually healthy or normal. The mere existence of stylized bodies is, I think, less of a problem than of the message that frequently accompanies that subtly shapes our conception of physical beauty.
What do you think? Is photoshopping people ever ok? What about objects?
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