Originally Posted by Frank777
Now that Kindle is seriously ugly.
Hahahahaha, they should have airbrushed the Kindle.
Originally Posted by Outsider
Conservatives are absolutely livid
because the latest Newsweek cover
is giving her supporters (the ones who think this 40-something is 'hot') limp-dick.
I would have to wonder what definition of airbrush they are using in the complaint because it can mean something as innocent as removing a pimple to some serious as changing body dimensions. Most of the time smaller wrinkle lines, liver spots related to aging, obtrusive veins and things like that are dealt with.
On the Palin cover I would note the following. First that is one hell of an extreme close-up. They've cut out her hair, her neck and even part of her face. The shadows are added. As was noted on the menacing McCain photos
a good photographer and also a good photo editor understand the importance of light. Palin has a shadow on one side of her face from her glasses and also on the other side of her face as it appears to be unlit. That harsh a lighting choice would reflect something in my view.
Additionally beauty has a lot to do with symmetry and ratios of facial components. There is a reason everybody appears to still love Britney Spears even though she is a chain-smoking, Dorito eating nutcase. She has beautiful ratios with regard to her face and great symmetry. (There are other actors and actresses that do as well but she is an example of beauty that will cause people to ignore the reality of her decisions and even singing ability)
Most of us do not have good symmetry and by that I don't mean we look like Igor the lab assistant, but that we have an eye that has slightly higher, lower, bigger, smaller placement than the other. We have uneven brows, our jawlines and even our heads are not the same on each side. The side that has better dimensions and placement is our "good side" and the other side is our "bad side" with regard to taking photographs.
A good photographer should help you utilize your good side to look your best. The reason you see certain people posing the same way over and over again is because that is their best side much like how a singer sings best in certain keys. (Buy your favorite singer across several albums and you will profoundly notice this)
I may ruin a couple actresses for you by pointing this out but I want my point made. Jodie Foster does not have good symmetry. She hides it with her hair and with angles. If you ever see a straight up shot of her face it is very easy to spot and so this doesn't happen often. Halle Berry has a left eye that is smaller than her right eye and the brow on that side is a bit weaker. (Paris Hilton has the same thing and so do I which is why I spot it so easily) Most of these problems get worse with age.
When someone removes a side of the face, that says something in a photo. Also what they put in and leave out says something. If I were guessing, I would say that Palin considers her right side to be her best and they photographed her left side. Her face is naturally very round which actually gives her a bit of a chubby look even when she is thin. She clearly works to counter this by putting her hair up most of the time and also by using makeup the change her "shadows" on her cheekbones. In the photo they cropped out her hair, and cropped out a third of her face.
It is an unflattering shot and yes she still looks pretty good in it, but in reality the job of all the people taking the actions associated with the shot is the make the people in them look good. We could argue that Obama had $5,000 of airbrushing and Palin only had $2000 or some nonsense like that, but so much more gives away the shot before that.
I also apologize to anyone who gets a complex after this because they look in the mirror and discover their nose isn't perfectly straight (don't compare your nostril size either), their brow line is uneven, one eye has slightly different placement than the other, etc. I didn't mean to give you a complex.
You are not a monster. Just making sure your lighting and angles are right when they shoot you for Newsweek.