Today I wanted to do a little post about the photoshop phenomenon.. As a model, I’ve experienced myself that a lot of photos are being photoshopped.. Sometimes just a little to make the skin appear more healthy and to remove freckles, but sometimes the entire body or face of a model is being altered..
I’ve experienced this personally when seeing new pictures of fellow models and thinking “OMG she just lost a ton of weight” & ” What diet is she on, I must give it a go”! About 2 weeks later I see the same model at a casting and she looks perfectly normal and healthy.. And when I ask her about those certain pictures, she admits it’s all just photoshop..
I don’t like this phenomenon at all because it creates an unhealthy image about how a woman should be and what a woman is supposed to look like..Models aren’t freaks of nature with some kind of super genes ( ok there are some out there , but few) but the industry is defenitely creating that mindset..
For myself, I have to watch what I eat and try to eat healthy 90% percent of the time but I do eat icecream or chocolate once in a while..I’m only human :)
Before and after Photoshopping pictures:
Ultra long legs? Not so much ;)
I was reading Julie’s blog PB fingers and she made salmon burger for dinner last night.. I thought this would make an awesome lunch for me and the boyfriend..
Salmon burgers on whole wheat bread (adapted from PBfingers)
- 2 salmon filets
- fresh chives
- fresh rosemary
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup light mayonaise
- salsa herbs
Combine all the ingredients in the food processor and blend awaaaaaaaaaaay! ;)
- Do you ever compare yourself with models or celebrities?
- Do you often believe that the photoshopped pictures are real?
- What’s your favorite salmon recipe?