Monday, August 10, 2009

Is the world made of plastic?

Is the world made of plastic? I always wonder why people want to look like mannequins? In Los Angeles I see so many people who alter their looks in so many ways I sometimes think I'm looking at room filed with mannequins. Photography is no better. The ads and billboards I see are so offensive to me. The are retouched to the point that they are not even human beings and a company will try to say if you buy their product you will look like this? Really!? What I have been thinking about for a few months is shooting a portrait project and just showing people as they are? I have one in the works now. I plan to have it completed by November for an art show in LA.

5 comments:

Brooke Reviews said...

Sounds like a great idea for a show. Can't wait to see the results :)

MUAinTheMaking said...

Ian...it's so nice that you can see beyond the surface superficial things and that you want to capture portraits of Real people...which most of us are. :-) Looking forward to this!

Rodger said...

Goood! Hope to see some previews ofthe project on here?

cocobenz said...

Awesome concept. I love the thought of being "real" it sounds cliche, but it seems like that's what no one wants to be these days, just shallow bodies of water when you could be in the depths of the sea.

pinkcherrymama said...

WHAT? you mean, i won't look like selma hayek if i buy revlon lipstick? DANG IT!