I recently blogged about some of the extreme editing that some people go through in order to “perfect” a photo. As many saw, Victoria’s Secret was a great example when they posted a super distorted photo of a model’s body on Facebook recently. Everyone quickly caught onto the Photoshopping faux pas and were quick to state their opinions.
Shortly after I posted that blog, I discovered an article about actress Cate Blanchett and her desire to expose her face on The Economist magazine with very little to hide. I found it to be refreshing considering almost every photo in the media these days appears cookie cutter and edited to death. I gained an utmost respect for her after seeing this photo. I think she looks great, even without the excessive make-up and/or retouching. If only more celebrities would be brave enough to do this!