Posts Tagged ‘models’

Photo Book Takes On the Media’s Abuse of Make Up and Photoshop with Portraits that Need Neither

Photographer Jack Salzke is on a mission. By drawing on years of experience in the fashion and modeling world, Salzke wants to show the world that, while Photoshop and extreme make-up is an issue in the industry, it’s not as prevalent as the media makes it out to be.

He wants to show the world that the models being used for this sort of imagery are often just as beautiful without the makeup as they are with it, and he’s planning to show this beauty off in a 100-photo book of real models, photographed without any makeup or Photoshop. Read more…

Australian Photographer in Hot Water After Threat-Filled Facebook Tirade

Update: Mr. Hamilton has gotten in touch with us to tell his side of the story, filling in some of the missing pieces that help explain his actions. Read the full update at the bottom.


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Think before you post. This should be the message greeting all of us when we open up our social network of choice. Before we get a chance to do anything else, a big bold ALL CAPS message reminding us that our social media comments have consequences should appear front and center.

Maybe if they had, Australian photographer Mark Hamilton wouldn’t be embarrassed, apologizing for a Facebook tirade in which he threatened to release racy photos of a model because she had ‘liked’ a post that insulted him. Read more…

Lingerie Ads Aimed at Young Women Take a Stand Against Retouching

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More compelling (at least for us) than the anti-Photoshop/retouching campaigns that have recently been going viral are the magazines and advertising campaigns that are backing these movements by actually taking excessive retouching out of the equation.

Magazines like Verily, who earlier this year explained their no-Photoshop policy, and ad campaigns like Aerie Real, a new campaign for the lingerie brand Aerie that is currently taking the Internet by storm. Read more…

Empire State Building Management Files a $1.1M Lawsuit Over Topless Photo Shoot

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The owners of the Empire State Building have sued a New York fashion photographer for $1.1 million after he snapped topless photos of a model on the observation platform without permission. Read more…

We Are Unlike You is a Modeling Agency that Looks for Characters, Not Models

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When the term model is thrown around, there’s a fairly typical image that probably comes to mind for most people. In the male department, six-pack abs or a clean-cut look might fit the bill. And the female department more often than not involves the descriptors tall and slender.

Modeling agency We Are Unlike You isn’t interested in any of that. Like the UGLY MODELS agency we shared with you a little over a year ago, they are more interested in representing unique “characters.” Read more…

VICE Sparks an Uproar After Publishing Staged Female Author Suicide Photos

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VICE Magazine has withdrawn from it Web site a photo series depicting famous female authors committing suicide, after the piece drew widespread criticism for being “breathtakingly tasteless.”
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Photos From Above Show Models Playing in a Two Dimensional World

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Here’s a series of clever pictures by Stockholm-based photographer Christian Åslund, who turned the ground of various city locations into a backdrop by having his models lie on their sides. By taking advantage of patterns, structures, and objects, the subjects look as though they’re strolling on platforms, hanging from ledges, and resting on walls.
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Photographs of Models of Photographs of Abandoned Buildings

Yesterday we featured an interesting example of digital photographs being reintroduced into the real world in another form (Google Street View photos as life-sized portraits), and now here’s another one. For her project “Broken Houses“, NYC-based photographer Ofra Lapid created realistic models of abandoned buildings using printed photos, and then photographed them on an infinite gray background.
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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at a Fashion Show Captured by Google Glass

Earlier this week, we wrote about a unique fashion show put on in NYC by DVF that extensively featured Google’s Project Glass camera glasses. Google released a video today that provides an interesting look at the show, as recorded by various people wearing the devices.

Experience the DVF Spring 2013 show at New York Fashion Week through the eyes of the people who made it happen—the stylists, the models and Diane von Furstenberg herself. All the footage you see here was filmed using only Glass, Google’s latest technology that lets you capture moments from a unique, new perspective. See what happens when fashion and technology come together like you’ve never seen before.

It’s interesting seeing what goes on behind the scenes at a fashion show, especially from the diverse perspectives see in this video (glasses were given to everyone from the designer herself to the cameramen at the back of the runway room).
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Seventeen Makes No-Photoshop Pledge In Response to Teen’s Campaign

A few months ago 14-year-old Julia Bluhm caused quite a stir when she managed to collect over 80,000 total signatures in an attempt to get Seventeen Magazine to put one completely un-Photoshopped spread in each issue. Her argument was that the magazine’s readers have a sensitive body image, and constantly seeing unrealistically thin and perfect software-enhanced models wasn’t helping the matter.

Initially it seemed as if the magazine was going to do nothing more than meet with Bluhm and reassure her that she had nothing to worry about. But now, a few months later, Seventeen has finally stepped up to the plate and offered Bluhm and her supporters a peace treaty — specifically: a Body Peace Treaty. Read more…