Anyway, so getting to the point. I think, there are some people who should not be photoshopped for magazines. One recent example is Julie Goodwin. The winner of Masterchef Australia. Goodwin has recently joined the team at The Australian Women's Weekly (AWW) to contribute columns about food and life as a mum of three. With any new addition to a publication, promotional and publicity shots are taken. Goodwin was no exception. Photos she had taken are below, with excessive photoshopping. I understand if they photoshop it to remove light or get rid of a couple of stray hairs, but these photos are just absolutely ridiculous.
Julie is representing the thousands of working mothers in Australia. People should aspire to be as talented and lovely as she is. Instead, people will be aspiring to run a business, a household, contribute to a magazine and at the end of it look 100% fantastic. Julie isn't supposed to be an image of absolute beauty. When are people going to start looking beyond appearances to what actually makes up a person?
I think this is the type of photo we need to see more of instead of the excessively photoshopped ones.
What do you guys think? Let me know where you stand on the whole photshopping debate.