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The Unretouched Images Victoria’s Secret Doesn’t Want You to See
Jezebel ^ | Oct 17, 2012 | Jenna Sauers

Posted on 10/22/2012 8:33:30 AM PDT by jwsea55

Back in August, Victoria's Secret accidentally published a set of two dozen raw, unretouched images from a photo shoot with supermodel Doutzen Kroes. Although we had to take down the unretouched images from our post after some kind of legal crap from VS, we knew the publication of the retouched versions in the brand's catalog was only a matter of time. And now we can show you all the images, both before and after the VS airbrush job.

Many of the differences between the retouched and raw photographs are not terribly shocking. There aren't any missing limbs, or drastic alterations to the shape of Kroes' body — she's a supermodel, after all, and the woman sure knows how to pose. This is, to be honest, mostly pretty subtle, "good" Photoshop. The biggest change by far is that Victoria's Secret brightened up the colors and corrected for lighting conditions that had some of the raw shots looking a little washed-out or dull. Now, it comes as no great surprise that a company should want its products to be seen in the best light possible, even if that is the magical, fake, golden light of Photoshop. An advertiser using lies to make a product seem more alluring than it really is? Well, I never!

But it's still interesting to see exactly what changed — and what didn't — during Victoria's Secret's post-production process. The retouching of women's bodies in advertising is normally intended to be invisible: it takes advantage of the presumed objectivity of photography but instead gives us an image that has been highly manipulated. The standards to which images are edited vary from brand to brand and magazine to magazine, and in a world where virtually every image of a woman we ever see...

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: doutzenkroes; jezebel; photoshop; victoriasecrets
This is simply shocking. They couldn't find a perfect supermodel?
1 posted on 10/22/2012 8:33:35 AM PDT by jwsea55
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To: jwsea55

As if these women were butt-ugly in unretouched form. NOT.


2 posted on 10/22/2012 8:38:00 AM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: jwsea55
Photoshop can be a wonderful thing.


3 posted on 10/22/2012 8:38:18 AM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: jwsea55

She looks perfect to me.


4 posted on 10/22/2012 8:38:53 AM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: jwsea55

Tough work, photoshopping pics for VS. Lots of eye strain.


5 posted on 10/22/2012 8:41:02 AM PDT by lurk
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To: uglybiker

I was a bit concerned that picture of Kros would pop up. What matter’s most is what’s on the inside.


6 posted on 10/22/2012 8:41:26 AM PDT by jwsea55
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To: jwsea55

Don’t see much difference in either set. She’s beautiful but needs a cheeseburger or two a day IMHO.


7 posted on 10/22/2012 8:44:28 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: jwsea55

This is just standard practice for shoots like this.

The airbrushing of Hollywood starlets and stars was massive, involving multiple negatives and gallons of ink.


8 posted on 10/22/2012 8:45:10 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: uglybiker

Laz would hit it....


9 posted on 10/22/2012 8:46:19 AM PDT by TexasPatriot1 ("I reject your reality and insert my own." Adam Savage)
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To: jwsea55
Meh.

I strongly prefer a little meat on my girls.


10 posted on 10/22/2012 8:46:22 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: jwsea55

a tempest in a teapot to me

it’s just ad photography

they want the best lighting, crafting and photoshopping they can get

it has ALWAYS been this way in ads and most nude photos for mags and now online

Larry Flynt was the exception instead going for the gynocology under a bad bright light mode of eroticism...poorly done to me

Hefner and his airbrushes and doctotring photos all day and night

Guccione and his gauze lenses and 1890s sets and light fades

Helmut Newton and his black and whites with superb lighting and stark posings and the heels...ah...the heels...but he brushed too...Newton is the top dog to me actually

you want stark with all the warts check Richard Avedon and his ultra blemished black and whites...whew...not flattering

as for me I get it and don’t pick up on any reason to smear Vics Secret over it

the models look gorgeous either way

trust me...the older you get the more you notice how fine women are...if that is even possible..lol

there is a plethora of nice black and white nudes out there online...and I for one am grateful...that is to me the best medium to capture female beauty


11 posted on 10/22/2012 8:46:26 AM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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To: pgkdan
Don’t see much difference in either set. She’s beautiful but needs a cheeseburger or two a day IMHO.

It's the trained eye...when you look really close, the differences are just glaring...just shocking...ha ha.

12 posted on 10/22/2012 8:48:09 AM PDT by jwsea55
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To: jwsea55

It sounded like about a doutzen kroes making a racket in our tree yesterday.


13 posted on 10/22/2012 8:50:20 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
It sounded like about a doutzen kroes making a racket in our tree yesterday.

Do you know if the kroes is on the endangered species list? This is the first time I have seen one.

14 posted on 10/22/2012 8:52:24 AM PDT by jwsea55
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To: uglybiker

Once AGAIN, you owe me a new computer screen.. Try to post a warning to swallow whatever you are drinking, before you view the following photo!!.. :)


15 posted on 10/22/2012 9:02:14 AM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: pgkdan

A Cheeseburger? Perhaps, but I suggest PASTA, followed by a healthy portion of Italian sausage.. jus sayin.. (smirk).. :)


16 posted on 10/22/2012 9:08:01 AM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: jwsea55

17 posted on 10/22/2012 9:17:48 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: lurk

Don’t forget carpal tunnel syndrome.


18 posted on 10/22/2012 9:18:35 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: TheThirdRuffian; GQuagmire; Lazamataz

Giggity


19 posted on 10/22/2012 9:27:07 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: jwsea55

dem wimens is way too skinny...could some one get them a cheeseburger and fries??


20 posted on 10/22/2012 9:31:15 AM PDT by Nifster
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bfl


21 posted on 10/22/2012 9:46:41 AM PDT by zeugma (Rid the world of those savages. - Dorothy Woods, widow of a Navy Seal, AMEN!)
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To: jwsea55

IBTHTP

In Before The Helen Thomas Picture...


22 posted on 10/22/2012 10:17:17 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: JRios1968
Yeah, I don't get the whole looks-like-a-10-year-old-boy thing. Like athletic girls, with curves.


23 posted on 10/22/2012 11:35:34 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: jwsea55
Victoria's Secret beauties:


24 posted on 10/22/2012 11:40:11 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition; Lazamataz
Of course the catalog photos were shooped. They have to write the word SEX all over the waves and clouds and glasses of iced beverage.


25 posted on 10/22/2012 10:49:51 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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