Why bother with real people?

The Surburban Christian noted Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty in a post titled Body image and artificial beauty. He originally saw the campaign on More Than Serving Tea.

After watching this video showing how a model is digitally made over after being made up, I can’t help but ask “Why bother with real people?” Wouldn’t it be cheaper to digitally create a person out of thin air than pay a model and the 10 people it takes to do her clothes, hair, make-up and then to stage the shoot — set design, lighting, photographer . . .

I’m assuming we possess the technology to do such a thing, but is that such a leap? I’m thinking of the movie called S1m0ne as I write this . . .


About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at pcNielsen.com.

One Response to Why bother with real people?

  1. Pingback: More on "real" beauty « The Aesthetic Elevator

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