Skip to comments.The Unretouched Images Victoria’s Secret Doesn’t Want You to See
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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As if these women were butt-ugly in unretouched form. NOT.
She looks perfect to me.
Tough work, photoshopping pics for VS. Lots of eye strain.
I was a bit concerned that picture of Kros would pop up. What matter’s most is what’s on the inside.
Don’t see much difference in either set. She’s beautiful but needs a cheeseburger or two a day IMHO.
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.
Laz would hit it....
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
It's the trained eye...when you look really close, the differences are just glaring...just shocking...ha ha.
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.
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!!.. :)
A Cheeseburger? Perhaps, but I suggest PASTA, followed by a healthy portion of Italian sausage.. jus sayin.. (smirk).. :)
Don’t forget carpal tunnel syndrome.
dem wimens is way too skinny...could some one get them a cheeseburger and fries??
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