Who needs makeup when you can airbrush your photos?
That's the question photography major Anna Hill, a senior at East Carolina University, is asking with her new photo series, "Beauty Is Only Pixel Deep," self-portraits that mock the beauty industry's overuse of airbrushing applications that many magazines and other media use to retouch images. "I taught myself Photoshop when I was 14, and ever since, my eye is trained to see exactly where models have been altered," Hill tells Yahoo Shine.
The 24-year-old, who created the work as part of a class project, uploaded the series to Reddit on Monday night and says the response has been overwhelming. "I think people like to be reminded that the beautiful models we're surrounded by daily aren't actually as real as they seem - without extensive makeup and editing, many don't look that much better than the rest of us," says Hill.
Below, Hill explains the inspiration behind each photo:
"I was researching beauty advertisements from the 1950s andRead More »from Photographer Examines Our Obsession With Beauty, Airbrushing