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Former Supermodel Talks Photoshop and the Narrowing Definition of Beauty


Here’s an interesting video that offers a perspective we don’t often get on the whole “anti-Photoshop,” “what really is ‘Beauty'” debate. In this short interview, former supermodel Paulina Porizkova gives her take on an industry she left behind in the mid-nineties.

Porizkova’s main point is that our standard of beauty is narrowing to a very specific image that, sadly, doesn’t include much of what is beautiful in the world. She also makes the point that Photoshop can make anyone look beautiful in this day and age, though that’s secondary to her lament that young women are subjected to such a limited view of beauty.

What do you think? As photographers, and I assume there are a good number of portrait and fashion photographers in the audience, do you feel Porizkova is right? And do you, in your work, feel that the standard of beauty continues to narrow into a very specific, all the models look the same, sort of standard? Drop us a line in the comments.

Model: Photoshop makes anyone look good [via CNN]