Hebdige Post

As soon as I read this quote from Hebdige, I immediate thought of photoshop and what its done to our idea of the human body and landscapes and everything we perceive in a still camera shot. I think the hands in the photo reiterate that we are creating these unrealistic images to put out in our world, so we have the ability to be more candid about the editing and “engineering” of the photos that we put out. The beauty and perfection that is achieved through these editing softwares can be very harmful to the world’s real view on life, giving unrealistic expectations, so I think it’s important for us to be aware that these things are at play, and to really criticize images that are produced for the media.