In a new series of incisive Photoshops, artist Anna Hill uses the image editing techniques that are ubiquitous in mainstream advertising to turn herself into a model. The resulting parody ads don't market make up or clothes, but instead, the image-perfecting power of Photoshop itself.
This certainly isn't the first time we've seen an artist fire up a critique on the crazy standards of beauty created by excessive image manipulation. What sets Hill's parodies apart is the amusing, if somewhat depressing, observation that when you've Photoshopped a model to the point that she has no pores or imperfections, you're not advertising a product so much as the technology that made that possible. As Hill told me by email: