i just thought this needed to be pointed out to the tumblr community.
these are all photoshopped by enrico francis
it needs to stop.
Dear Enrico Francis Photoshop extrordinare,
STOP FUCKIN PHOTOSHOPPING BEAUTIFUL WOMEN AND MANIPULATING THEIR BODIES AND FACES INTO UNNATURAL BARBIE LOOK-A-LIKES.
1. youre not very good at it. the manipulations you make are so fucking freakish that all i have to do is glance at your photos and know that its not real.
2. the natural beauty of these women is so profound that the fact that you feel the need to photoshop them is fucking INSANE.
3. we do not need another fucking shit putting these unrealistic expectations of women (and men, cause you shop them too) into the world. its not right. you know its not, i know its not and tumblr knows.
So Enrico, I beg you please give it a rest. be a good fucking human being and stop. learn to be a true artist and enhance the beauty youre working with as opposed to completely warping it.
and if you dont i will continue to publish your shitty photoshop all over this fucking website.
This is disgusting.
FOR ONCE SOMEONE INCLUDED WOMEN OF COLOR.Thank God. Its good for people to see how this is done to women in the industry. sickening, but true.
Anyone else notice with the women of color, they narrowed their noses? And that none of the white women’s noses were altered?
(Yes I am annoyed at the other things they narrowed but.)
Remember folks, when studios edit for beauty standards, they’re editing for WHITE, EURO STANDARDS.
They fucking gave those beautiful women of color a white woman’s nose.
I was LITERALLY going to say the same thing
That nose bullshit is for the birds
They look SO MUCH FUCKING BETTER with rounded off noses, fuck that pointy shit god damnit
they photoshopped women in the BACKGROUND
This shit actually just brought me back down to earth because wow that Selena Gomez one is fucking bonkers. He photoshopped the woman in the background. He photoshopped a literally faceless nobody because they want this ingrained in your head- that impossible thinness, that perfectly sculpted arms and abs are the norm, what is expected, just the minimum prerequisites of being a woman in society. They want to let you know that even if you aren’t the star of the show, all eyes are on you, and they’ll eat you alive if you aren’t as skinny and pretty as the cash cows. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t being paid to let people watch you on screen: they’re still watching you from behind the scenes and you’re done for if your arms jiggle. God save you if your armpits are fat.
These were really really important on my journey to loving myself. I used to look through magazines and see these women who were seeming unattainably beautiful. To see the before and after a showed me the reality of it. I don’t look at magazines anymore, they just make me feel awful. These women are so beautiful, and to manipulate their bodies like this is shameful.
Anyone else agree that Rihanna looks freakish with that small pointy nose? So wrong..
On any given Monday I don’t have time. This seems to be the busiest day in clinic medicine. A controlled whirlwind of activity that is only tolerable due to the great people with whom I work. It takes something huge to stop the work flow.
This is one reason that I run 6 miles every Monday night. My family knows the routine. Home and ready to run around 5:30. Gone and back by 7:00. We sit together for a meal at 7:30 or so and thanks to the exercise of conditioning my body and cleansing my mind, I can be a better father and a better husband while I put my work day behind me. I love how clarity finds me in the rhythm of my breathing and the patter of my feet.
Six miles may be too far for many of you, but there is a distance where you come home with your priorities straight and can look your life in the eye and remember what (and who)is important. Clarity of mind is such a blessing and I wonder why so many people are looking for something to calm the endless noise of our hectic schedules and never look to exercise which is good for the mind and body.
On Monday April 15th the bustle of the office gave way to the news of the bombing at The Boston Marathon. Many questions and much speculation swirled in the air as the grind of the day turned into one of those times in life that you never forget. I remember September 11, 2001 just as clearly. Then, I was neither a nurse nor a runner. I couldn’t help but think in terms of fear and heartache. I saw the devastation and looked to my wife and children and wondered, “How can I protect my family and help those hurting?”
As the stories unfolded and the names became people, I was moved at how much good can come from an evil event. The sports of endurance have trained many to keep moving forward and to be mentally tough. I would like to recommend a book about one man who was there in Sept 2001. “The Long Run” will take away any excuses that you think you have and turn the name Matt Long, into a person.
As I stood in my office and watched the news reports come in, I had a different reaction this time than in 2001. This time, I was a medical professional and an endurance athlete. As the stories unfolded I was honored to be among these people. I know what they are made of. The focus was clear to me and it didn’t take 6 miles. The training of my mind is paying off. We will not yield to fear. We will push through adversity. We will stand and fight for what we believe. We will persevere. And, when the time comes, we will love and help our fellow man because it is the right thing to do. I didn’t run that Monday night. I was with my family at our home, spending time with the most important people in the world to me. But on Tuesday, I was back at it. There is a Bible verse that helps my focus and whether you believe like I do or not, it is good to remember…”More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. (Romans 5:3-5)
“What lies beyond the Gates of Troy? Immortality! Take it, it’s yours!” Achilles, The Iliad
What I am working for. Anyone can have this. They just have to work for it. And in a way when they take it, immortaility is gained, because they reach a milestone many humans can only dream of.
Third grader Kate’s teacher marked this answer wrong on her math test. The correct answer was supposed to be B. Apparently the people who designed the test, and Kate’s teacher, did not know Kate’s dad was an ultrarunner.
Because it really works.