"The label you give yourself cannot impact external forces that are not motivated by your own psychology or influenced by a third party's pre-existing consciousness of you. We are all presented with reasons to struggle which come from completely external forces; to pretend that one is not struggling is either arrogance or an admission of defeat. To admit that one is struggling is a sign and a source of strength." - Evan A. Baker

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hollywood is FAKE

Every time you see a billboard, an ad in a magazine, a magazine anything, for that matter, they have all been extremely retouched with Photoshop.

In Hollywood, you're selling a product. And if you're a struggling actress, your image, your face, is your brand, your product. And of course we want that to look its absolute best! But that's impossible sometimes due to, you know, gravity and time and frowning and smiling.

Oh, and trust me, I'm guilty of it too:

This is why we have 1 out of 3 girls in the United States with an eating disorder. How can they possibly compare to photos that have been digitally painted over? It's not fair, I know, but it's how we work.

One of my favorite Dove commercials of all time is this lovely piece:

My new headshots that I took are going to be going up online tomorrow. I'm only having two of the fourteen photos lightlyt retouched. The rest are going to be me. ME. Nasal labial fold wrinkles, laugh lines and all.

Once they're up, I'll link to them.

Ah, real beauty.

In the meantime, see some more photoshopped images here.


  1. Ok, lets be honest.... your un-retouched photo is HOT!!!! You don't need ANY retouching, beauty!!

  2. Ashley's right...I like the un-retouched one!

  3. I love that video! Thanks for the link to other photoshopped images, I'm totally going to pass this on to my fellow design nerds :)

  4. Your so just fishing for compliments... Heres one... You look as old as the day I met you... By THREE years.



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