Topic: Retouching

Another Anonymous Retoucher Comes Forward To Defend Photoshop

Another Anonymous Retoucher Comes Forward To Defend Photoshop

On Monday, an anonymous retoucher filed a report for Buzzfeed Shift on the ubiquity of Photoshop, confirming what a lot of us already knew: all flaws are erased from skin, body parts are altered, mascara ads are a complete lie. The response was varied but mostly just, “Duh.” Now, Fashionista has spoken with another anonymous retoucher who’d like to say a few words in defense of digital manipulation. More »

Artist Turns Actual People Into Real-Life Barbie Dolls With Creepy Results

Artist Turns Actual People Into Real-Life Barbie Dolls With Creepy Results

Vancouver-based photographer Hayden Wood spent six years working as a “creative retoucher” and graphic artist for advertising firm Ogilvy. Basically, he’s a pro at taking images of real people and manipulating them to extreme, even unrecognizable degrees. In this series, “Living Dolls,” he takes actual human models and turns then into real-life Barbie dolls. Deeply, horribly unsettling Barbie dolls. More »