A GIS for Gabourey Sidibe reveals a wide array of skin tones in different photos
As someone who works on magazine cover shoots and handles the files for them professionally, my opinion is the skin tone is a product of the very broad lighting and maybe a conservative black point for the printer
OH MY GOD, EVERYBODY'S IN ON IT.
What I am saying by linking to a GIS of her name that results in a broad palate of different skin tones
What are we all to do, as photographers then, to ensure perfectly accurate and consistent color representation across every photo taken of them by everybody?
Make all black people carry around graycards and hold 'em up before we take their photo?
seanmpuckett: People are beautiful in their humanity, not in how well they match up to some passing fancy of perfection. That woman is gorgeous. Fuck Elle for hiding her in half a dozen ways.
FYI, I was replying to the person that said that all of the google image search pictures of her that were lighter than the others were blatant photoshops exhibiting the racism.
Fashion magazines are fantasy. Why is this any sort of occasion for outrage?
We can't go around walking on eggshells because of the racists and the hyper sensitive enrage-aholics out there.
Talking about our differences in skin color is just something we do.
You'd think that none of the people who are fussing about this cover had ever taken a picture in their lives, or rather, that they'd ever looked critically at the color balance of a picture, or even cropped one. Actually, I'll bet that's true, since most people do simply point and click, then trust the camera for everything else. So essentially, all of the outrage is coming from a position of profound ignorance.
Of course it's heavily shopped. It's a magazine cover. All those other pictures were shopped too. The editor pushed the color curves around to get something that would pop out on the magazine racks.
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