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Old 03-10-2009, 10:49 AM
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The French are messing with us

Well, there goes the magazine business in Paris.....

http://video.nytimes.com/video/2009/...photoshop.html
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:32 AM
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sadly this not about about retouching. this is about the basis of our economy; consumerism. we're selling a product, make people want to buy it, making it looks good.
why people feel cheated about a retouch ad and dont complain about a science fiction movie ? after all we're both selling a dream and fantasy putting sparks on it.

I guess it's our fault, working too hard to get invisible. everyone else gets credit, stylist, hair, makup, DA. as much as i think this law is stupid i agree that our names should be mentioned somewhere.
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:31 PM
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Re: The French are messing with us

Good link Benny. I found the narrators voice lazy and irritating, sounds like she's been stuffing her face with cheeseburger all day - if you ask me she should have her voice digitally resampled.
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:43 PM
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Re: The French are messing with us

Ha, you may have something there. I have an idea - let's let her start the movement and have her put her face on the cover of the NYT Magazine, untouched for all to see. After a long Saturday night in winter. With a cold coming on. And, of course, a zit or two.
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:19 PM
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Re: The French are messing with us

…and mayo dribbling down her chin
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:58 PM
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LOL what a sight
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:29 AM
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why people feel cheated about a retouch ad and dont complain about a science fiction movie ?.
JAjaja... That's the best point! XD LOL!!!!!
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Old 03-11-2009, 10:29 AM
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Re: The French are messing with us

Maybe magazines should print every image as a before and after. That way everyone can see how crappy the photography really is and why we do what we do. Then the Benny Profane's and the Markzebra's and Quantum's will become the Jay Meizel's and Annie Leibovitz's of the industry.
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Old 03-11-2009, 06:10 PM
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Then the Benny Profane's and the Markzebra's and Quantum's will become the Jay Meizel's and Annie Leibovitz's of the industry.
Oh, yeah, I can see me just walking by the line at Elaine's as she rushes out to give me a big kiss on the cheek and elbows the paparazzi out of the way as she shows me and my two dates a nice secluded back table. Yeah.
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:38 AM
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JAjaja... That's the best point! XD LOL!!!!!
I have to say, as a woman, I do feel severely "cheated" when I see an ad for a beauty product (especially mascara) and the ad has been severely retouched - in such a way that I know the results of the image were not achieved with the product. I do feel this is outright lying or fraud. On the other hand, I also love retouching images and uncovering the hidden beauty in an image. I really enjoy it, to be honest, but I also feel some sort of conflict when it comes to retouched photos for beauty products (in particular).
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