Artist and photographer Anna Hill has created “Beauty is Only Pixel Deep,” a series of four parody Photoshop advertisements that treat the image editing software as a beauty product in order to call attention to the deception of image manipulation in marketing. Hill used Photoshop to manipulate images of herself into a model to show off “that poreless android look you’ll never achieve in real life.” In an email interview with Gizmodo, Hill said:
The typical makeup ad or display in a store is a closeup on a girl’s face, who has absolutely no pores and an artificial glossy finish, which made me think they may as well be advertising Photoshop. Makeup can do a lot, but it can’t make you look like that.
images via Anna Hill