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03/18/2011 01:55:49 PM · #1
The ridiculous-skinny phenomenon is not just a female model thing. Look at some of the male models on the runway shows.. They look like a good gust of wind will blow them away. So unhealthy.

At the end of the day the models aren't there to look good. They're there to make the clothes look good. The designers probably perceive any extra lumps and bumps unflattering for the clothes but then what are the designers really getting paid for if they can't even design clothes that'll look good on normal, healthy people?

And that photoshop job is eh? Maybe people need an anatomy 101 class before they're allowed to work on models.
03/18/2011 12:56:19 PM · #2
Originally posted by Louis:

Really? Ninety-nine percent of the male population does not like beautiful, lean, toned, tanned, fit bodies and a mane of golden hair surrounding a perfect face? Really?


The point is that to the people who put together the photospread, she is so overweight that she needs to be photoshopped into the realm of the minimally acceptable by lopping off part of her ribcage.

If you were talking about what 99% of american males find attractive, they like a much wider variety of body types are acceptable than in the fashion industry, where any woman you might find playing tennis professionally or posing for Playboy, would be considered too fat. In fact looking at what goes out the door of a bar at 2AM the average american male seems to prefer bipeds. Anything biped is acceptable.
03/18/2011 12:22:23 PM · #3
It "doesn't look right" to me, either, but one website (I can't remember which) showed a before-and-after photoshop comparison, and frankly I couldn't see a difference. I'm glad I'm not alone.
03/18/2011 11:59:22 AM · #4
then the placement of her arm is messing with me... it just... doesn't look right.

Message edited by author 2011-03-18 12:00:56.
03/18/2011 11:57:05 AM · #5
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Actually...I don't think the photo in the OP is photoshopped as suggested at all. Some women have bony hips with a somewhat extreme curve from hip bone to waist.

And that's exactly what I thought when I first looked at it. She simply seems to be "resting" on the curve of her hip -- sticking it out, if you will. I think people are getting quite used to seeing fat in their everyday lives, that when they see average weight in others in such photos, something doesn't click with them.
03/18/2011 11:56:17 AM · #6
Originally posted by ScooterMcNutty:

Originally posted by glad2badad:

Here's a the VS swimwear page with the photo in question, and here's an example of more of a strong curve. Depending on the pose, the strong curve can be more pronounced.


But even me being 115(about) and 5'9" am not that bad!

That may be true, for you, but not all people are shaped the same. Just browsing the various models on one or two pages will show that. Some women do have more pronounce bony hips and some have a more gradual curve...I think the model in question fits into the first category.
03/18/2011 11:53:37 AM · #7
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Here's a the VS swimwear page with the photo in question, and here's an example of more of a strong curve. Depending on the pose, the strong curve can be more pronounced.


But even me being 115(about) and 5'9" am not that bad!
03/18/2011 11:52:02 AM · #8
if i may chip in... snaffles is right. its the agency that puts out an image of you. That means you need to 'look' like the latest trend or so different that you look unique. (whatever) but the designers look for models and if you dont 'fit' that requirment, then you dont a job, so you dont get $$$ and your agency doesn't get $$$. and now you as a model have to change you look, yet again, or hope for the best with your current one for the next season or show.

But when talking about the picture that was first discussed, the photoshop job is absolutely horrible. i could do better. if you pay attention to the 'right' (or what we see as her right side) looks too pinned in. How can you put something out like that when it obviously doesn't look natural?

LOL and the 'unique' picture is bad too!!! I feel sorry for the person who did that. the hair looks horrible!
03/18/2011 11:50:28 AM · #9
Originally posted by alohadave:

Originally posted by mike_311:

it must be on the lower part f her body becuase the upper portion looks just fine to me.

i haven't made it all the way down the image yet, my eyes got stuck... :)

Here's a hint. Look at her hands, it's fairly obvious.

Actually...I don't think the photo in the OP is photoshopped as suggested at all. Some women have bony hips with a somewhat extreme curve from hip bone to waist.

Here's a the VS swimwear page with the photo in question, and here's an example of more of a strong curve. Depending on the pose, the strong curve can be more pronounced.
03/18/2011 11:03:31 AM · #10
Originally posted by Louis:

Really? Ninety-nine percent of the male population does not like beautiful, lean, toned, tanned, fit bodies and a mane of golden hair surrounding a perfect face? Really?


consider it like beef,

80% lean is good and acceptable, 90-93% is perfect, 99% isn't natural, not to mention extremely dry. <80% is too fatty. :)
03/18/2011 10:52:04 AM · #11
I was describing the picture that started this thread, which they all suggested showed someone who was "too thin" and thus "unattractive". Personally, as people in the States get fatter, I think the aesthetic "grows" accordingly. Candice Swanepoel is in perfect shape. There is nothing, nothing wrong with her.
03/18/2011 10:47:16 AM · #12
Originally posted by Louis:

Really? Ninety-nine percent of the male population does not like beautiful, lean, toned, tanned, fit bodies and a mane of golden hair surrounding a perfect face? Really?


I think they were talking about the anorexic looking models...personally I don't think it's sexy at all!!!!

Now what you described isn't bad at all.
03/18/2011 10:45:10 AM · #13
Really? Ninety-nine percent of the male population does not like beautiful, lean, toned, tanned, fit bodies and a mane of golden hair surrounding a perfect face? Really?
03/18/2011 08:06:17 AM · #14
Originally posted by snaffles:

Originally posted by Covert_Oddity:

Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Why is it a requirement that models be rail-thin anyway? I really don't find that look attractive. Some rounded curves are nice to see. Kirstie Alley, who is frequently skewered by the media as a "fat" celebrity, I find to be quite attractive.


You'll find most men in agreement with you. It's actually girls who drive this super thin thing, pushed on by fashion designers who for some reason love it!


*raising hand* Uhmm as a former model, I beg to differ. We were, and are, told to fit what the designers wanted, not the other way round by a long shot. I was told to lose 2 inches off my 36' in hips. I stared at my agent in disbelief and said, 'From where'?

But still it's not what men want. Designers maybe, but certainly not what 99% of the male population is interested in. You got paid to fit what they wanted, not what people find attractive.
03/18/2011 07:52:47 AM · #15
maybe they don't want the models to outshine their clothes. VS has always had very attractive models, but some of those current runway models, ugh....
03/17/2011 08:54:48 PM · #16
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Originally posted by snaffles:

We were, and are, told to fit what the designers wanted, not the other way round by a long shot. I was told to lose 2 inches off my 36' in hips. I stared at my agent in disbelief and said, 'From where'?

I guess it must come from the fashion and entertainment industry. Certainly does not come from the average guy like me.


Exactly!!! And this was at a time when models like Cindy Crawford, Paulina Porizkova and Tyra Banks were all on the scene. At her peak, Tyra was 5'10 and 140 lbs; Cindy, 5'9 and 130 lbs for a Cosmo cover. That is virtually gargantuan, especially back in the day.

I remember one girl from the agency being fasttracked off to France to model. She was basically a dead ringer for Jessica Rabbit (I kid you not) - red hair, blue eyes, big tits, small waist, tiny 32'in hips. Meanwhile I was told I had to lose 6lbs (I weighed a gigantic 134 lbs) and 2 inches off my hips to fit a STANDARD designer size 2-4. I was also 21 at the time so virtually one foot in the grave already, in terms of the standards of the day.

So in absolutely no way shape or form is it skinny girls impacting the fashion design industry.

It has always, always, always been the industry dictating how the girls look. Remember that big blowup in Spain a few years ago where designers were strongly encouraged to hire *bigger* girls, at least for runway shows?

*going off to eat a box of chocolates now*
03/17/2011 08:36:38 PM · #17
Originally posted by snaffles:

We were, and are, told to fit what the designers wanted, not the other way round by a long shot. I was told to lose 2 inches off my 36' in hips. I stared at my agent in disbelief and said, 'From where'?

I guess it must come from the fashion and entertainment industry. Certainly does not come from the average guy like me.

Message edited by author 2011-03-17 20:36:46.
03/17/2011 07:32:41 PM · #18
Originally posted by Covert_Oddity:

Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Why is it a requirement that models be rail-thin anyway? I really don't find that look attractive. Some rounded curves are nice to see. Kirstie Alley, who is frequently skewered by the media as a "fat" celebrity, I find to be quite attractive.


You'll find most men in agreement with you. It's actually girls who drive this super thin thing, pushed on by fashion designers who for some reason love it!


*raising hand* Uhmm as a former model, I beg to differ. We were, and are, told to fit what the designers wanted, not the other way round by a long shot. I was told to lose 2 inches off my 36' in hips. I stared at my agent in disbelief and said, 'From where'?
03/17/2011 05:09:57 PM · #19
Maybe by "big" they meant "big breasts". Those really are some huge breasts.
03/17/2011 02:40:46 PM · #20
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Why is it a requirement that models be rail-thin anyway? I really don't find that look attractive. Some rounded curves are nice to see. Kirstie Alley, who is frequently skewered by the media as a "fat" celebrity, I find to be quite attractive.


Frankly I think the men who dress our women are men who are not interested in women, and prefer their models not to look like fully mature females. There was a small kerfuffle last year when the New York Times called "Mad Men"'s very lovely Christina Hendricks a "Big girl" and then distorted her image in an "inadvertent" stretching of the horizontal pixels to make her about half again wider than she is.
03/17/2011 02:05:25 PM · #21
Originally posted by elsapo:

I saw this the other day while browsing the dvd section Dreamer DVD cover is it just me or did they forget to put the other half of the horse in? hahaha


SUPERB!
03/17/2011 01:12:35 PM · #22
I saw this the other day while browsing the dvd section Dreamer DVD cover is it just me or did they forget to put the other half of the horse in? hahaha
03/17/2011 12:49:28 PM · #23
//www.psdisasters.com/2011/02/topshop-unique-unkindest-cut.html

the comment is classic.
03/17/2011 12:25:43 PM · #24
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Why is it a requirement that models be rail-thin anyway? I really don't find that look attractive. Some rounded curves are nice to see. Kirstie Alley, who is frequently skewered by the media as a "fat" celebrity, I find to be quite attractive.


that's becuase she is fat.

now, Carla Gugino...
03/17/2011 12:07:07 PM · #25
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Why is it a requirement that models be rail-thin anyway? I really don't find that look attractive. Some rounded curves are nice to see. Kirstie Alley, who is frequently skewered by the media as a "fat" celebrity, I find to be quite attractive.


You'll find most men in agreement with you. It's actually girls who drive this super thin thing, pushed on by fashion designers who for some reason love it!
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