Saturday, 27 June 2020

Fans who go overboard: Photographers who go overboard with Retouching

Left: The original portrait released by Pavitr Saith photography of Sridevi on the sets of English Vinglish
Right: The over retouched, face tuned, whitened image on Instagram by "fans".

There are two Instagram accounts in particular that do such over-editing and face tuning on otherwise perfectly fine portraits of Sridevi, we've had to block them. They do such a bad job but the frequency of likes and followers emboldens them to keep re-working images of Sridevi and ruining them on such heinous levels... its horrifying.

But we aren't throwing a rock at this Insta account for we know, we'll be trolled.

To refer to this quote from one of the all-time great photographers, Peter Lindbergh, "Heartless retouching should not be the chosen tool to represent women in the beginning of this century... When you can sign on to the idea that there cannot be beauty without truth, the answer is clear. How crazy and unreal is the idea of erasing all your experiences from your face?"

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