#KeepingItReal

The Iron Road

Recently I read this article by Lauren Fleshman (aka Fleshman Flyer). It was a follow-up to an earlier blog post where she talks about how the images we see in the media are not reality and shares some photos to show us just how much lighting, posture, angles, and re-touching can change what we see.  These articles have really hit on a topic that I think is an issue in our society. We  have accepted what the media has chosen to show us. We  have become so used to seeing these images and we compare ourselves to the impossible. What we see on the new stand… on the screen.. is imaginary. No one looks like that! We have seen the examples of how photo editing software is used to lengthen, lift, trim, clear away imperfections. Lauren’s post is the first time I’ve seen media embrace reality and show what women really…

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