So much can a body change with Photoshop
Do you know that? Sometimes you would like to have longer legs, bigger eyes, a thinner belly, more muscular arms, a luscious bosom ...
So did Kelsey Highly, a student of media design at the University of Oklahoma in the United States. This desire for change brought her the idea of photographing herself and "optimizing" individual body parts with Photoshop. The resulting 126 images - one of course, 125 digitally edited - has animated them in a video.
"Manipulated" has become a fascinating self-portrait: "I deliberately show myself in the video," says Kelsey Highly on their website. "As a young woman, I've often had an impact on my appearance, there were times when I wanted to have a six-pack and big boobs, then I said again that I should accept my body the way it is, but I can barely walk on the Internet, I'm flooded with images of 'ideal beauty' and come again into doubt. "
The video shows how media and public opinion influence our own body perception. In any case, Kelsey Highley has opened her eyes to the (fortunately still normally large) eyes: "With every click I realized that the changes in my body made me unrecognizable and no longer fit my actual self." The project has led to seeing things that I had previously considered a blemish as human. And I love that. "