This is an amazing and short TEDtalks video about how powerful image is and also how superficial it can be. Cameron Russell, a famous model breaks down what its REALLY like being a model… and goes into whats really important.
I attached the video… but if you don’t have time to watch it… at least check out these images from her talk. They really had an impact on me. On the left are her modelling photos and beside them are real photos of her in her life taken around the same time.
As a photographer and retoucher… I am constantly in battle with the world of making everyone look perfect and the world of realness. All I know is if I have a daughter… I hope she can grow up in a world where images and ideals are real, and promote healthy self image, not a distorted definition of “perfection”.