"We're constantly looking at images that have been Photoshopped; we only notice it when it goes a step too far," note the Try Guys. There's an ongoing debate about society's conception of the female body and just how much post-processing is too much. To really explore the idea, though, the group held a shoot in which they recreated infamous Photoshop disasters to understand just how far these "ideals" are pushed.
While we might laugh at terrible or excessive Photoshop jobs, the fact that such stories exist indicates that we're constantly vying toward some extreme and rather unrealistic standards. The Try Guys from Buzzfeed decided to apply those standards to themselves, and their experience was eye-opening. As Lifestyle Editor Chrissy Mahlmesiter notes: "I think the most shocking part might be after you see the Photoshopped version of yourself, you basically have seen what someone wishes you looked like. It's hard not to let that affect you." Their reactions certainly are striking, and the shock and even bit of demoralization that they experience after only one shoot really put into perspective the daily experience of beauty standards that are applied to women.
Note: While there's no explicit nudity in the video, there is a healthy dose of butts and implied nudity, as well a little NSFW language.
[via DIY Photography]