The power of advertising. In the media we’re inundated with visual images of perfect people. It’s everywhere and you can’t get away from it. Television, movies, billboards, posters, catalogs, even children’s toys stemming from Barbie. It influences the perception of what perfect should be from a young age.
This set of images shows us what it’s like when these ‘perfect’ people are shown without the lights, makeup, retouching, and photography behind it.
The reality is that these women are beautiful without everything. No one is saying anything less.
However, it also shows that the lack of self esteem many girls have come from a source that is a usually untrue. It’s an image enhanced by society.
I hope the takeaway message is that regardless of how anyone looks, they are truly beautiful in their natural state. These ‘perfect figures’ we see are modified versions of people.
After all, we know this being in the industry, whether it’s as retouchers, photographers, makeup artists, or models.
It also goes to show you that what makes a supermodel isn’t just about looks. It’s about the ability to pose well, walk on the runway, business skills, and so much more. The face is a blank canvas for the talented artists in the industry to work with.
Even though modeling can’t be done by anyone, looks alone are not everything. So the next time you find yourself admiring someone’s appearance, remember that what you see many be a completely different story than reality. It may serve as a positive message for many young women.