Photoshopping models has been a hot button topic for as long as there has been Photoshop and models, but here we have a video that explores a less-visited side of the story. How do men feel about seeing their bodies manipulated outside reality?
The Try Guys are four men who do, see, and experiment stuff, all for our enjoyment (and of course, those sweet, sweet monetizing clicks). This video explores men's insecurities in a way that most people either choose to not see or absolutely ignore as a real issue. The Try Guys touch on iconic men in the industry who devote all of their time and resources to create the body that is desired by the media, and therefore, the masses:
I'm of the opinion that these things are attainable if you have the time, and the money, and the team to constantly work out and get 8-pack abs. No one is that rich or has that time except celebrities, actresses, and models. It's not our job to look that good.
As photographers, we have the ability to create magical, fantastical, and out-of-this-world imagery in the way we light, capture, and manipulate our images. We have to keep in mind, that comes with a big responsibility to the public and how we perceive every day, real people. That includes both sexes.