As an international project, a freelance journalist living in the U.S. sent an unaltered photograph of herself to more than 40 Photoshop illustrators around the world.
#1 Esther Honig: A Freelance Journalist
She asked illustrators to “Make her beautiful”. . . like a woman in one of their country’s fashion magazines. Honig’s project, titled ‘Before & After’ reveals the aesthetic preference particular to various cultures. The Phillipines gave her an entirely new hairstyle and changed her skin tone!
With 25 countries involved, Honig expected the images to differ, but was “caught off guard by how drastically altered some of the images were.”
Beauty standards across various cultures when taken in totality is striking and creates an interesting global conversation. Honig’s continuing project can be followed on her website: estherhonig.com
See below photoshop copies…