Yes that is me. I woke up, set my camera on its tripod and took a self portrait to do a before and after photoshop touch up job on myself. However, I must tell you that this guy in the self portrait didn't have any coffee, didn't take a shower, didn't put on make up, didn't have clean clothes on and didn't have a desire to take a self portrait. Ok! Let's take a closer look at what you are looking at.
Not bad for someone who just woke up however, the sad thing is that there are millions of people that want to look as perfect as the photo I created above. They become depressed, lack self worth and don't know the full truth while striving for the unattainable. I am not saying that people shouldn't strive to look and feel their best. On the contrary, I am saying that people need to know that what they are looking at isn't quite what they think they see.
Please Know The Facts.
Television and magazines create illusions. Hollywood celebrities and models have many more issues of self than you and I can imagine. As a headshot photographer I have yet to see anyone come in for a session who looked as flawless as I photoshoped myself to look.
To further the point here is a good article that I want to share with you from 10steps.sg.
40 amazing before and after photo retouching photos of celebrities.
There are 3 things I can't change... my 2 kids, my 1 wife and my 0 rights.