Tuesday, June 17, 2008

What is beauty?

I saw this today on another photographers blog. Dove, as many of us know, is really focusing on natural, real beauty. Well, they did this ad to show you what actually goes into making up a model for an ad and then what is changed in Photoshop. Take a look, it really shows you how skewed our reality is! I am as much as fault as a photographer. It's so easy to tweak here and edit there in photoshop to make people feel better about themselves.

This next video, also done by dove, really scares me for my daughter! I've become so immune to the media around me that I don't even realize how much it has affected me. The smallest glances at pictures, commercials, etc. can really mess up your self perception and create an unrealistic expectation as to what we should be.

I hope everyone takes something away from this! Love yourself for how you are! After all, you are "fearfully and wonderfully made"! I'm saying this as much to myself as to you!


JoAnne said...

Thanks for sharing those. The one with the little girls made me cry. If only we had eyes to see people's hearts.

Kristin said...

wow...those are powerful.