Once again I was privileged to be able to be a part of a wonderful youth event called “The Real You” where we focus on teen issues such as peer group pressure, media pressures and youth relationships.
One of the emphasises of the night was on the media’s use of photo manipulation software to make models & celebrities look flawless. What a relief for all of us that no-one is flawless .. but as we explained, with the right makeup, photographer, lighting and retouching software anyone can look just like the covers of glossy magazines.
Together with a couple of other photogs & some some makeup artists, some lighting & retouching, we were able to show them just how much the media can make a person look like they belong on the cover of a fashion mag.
I am proud & excited to watch them all growing into fine young adults & leaders.