Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Photoshop for Babies

Who the hell dyed this child's hair?!

Okay really though, let's break it down. I need to show you another photo. This is a promo shot of my band taken a few years ago by Blioux:

In this photo we all appear to be trapped in an invisible "box" together. Here is the reality of this photo:

- Only 2 of the 3 of us were in the photo at the same time, Colin (on the ground) and Peter (in the middle). I did my portion of the photo alone and was photoshopped in later.

- We were not in a white room at all. We were in Blioux's home studio which has hardwood floors and cream colored walls. We were crouching on some black studio floording under a sawhorse with a wooden door on top of it to act as the top of the "box".

- In front of Peter was a piece of not so perfectly clean plexiglass that he pressed his hand against to create that trapped effect you can see.

So really, that picture is a study in the power of Photoshop and, in some ways, is a complete lie. What you see is not really what happened at all. So as far as I'm concerned every single thing about Baby Suri Cruise Holmes Whatever-Her-Real-Last-Name-May-Be is nothing but smoke and mirrors. And somehow they got Annie Leibovitz to put her name to it all. Frightening.

P.S. Holy fucking hilarious.


At 11/14/2006 6:29 AM , Anonymous (REC)2 said...

Did you read the Newsweek article on Annie Leibovitz? The Baby Suri photo took three days to shoot. My God! Prada campaigns get done quicker. To top it all off, the Suri photo is an acknowledged rip-off of a famous Linda McCartney image. Is the end of time in progress?


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