I wrote about how computers are used to manipulate what we see on television and in magazines daily to the extreme before, and today I ran into some more crazy evidence while on a clicking spree although the interweb.
I ended up on this french site called ipub which is all about wicked looking ads, and a post that linked to 2 graphic artists who did some totaly amasing retouching, or in some case, recreative sessions.
The first is Glen Honiball, which is mostly into retouching pictures. He gets crap base material to work with in a lot of cases, and turns them into a picture perfect scene to be used in ads. Foods looks better, girls look prettier and cars are shinier after he’s done with them. Nice!
The second artist is Taylor James which did that Coke Christmas ad you’ve probably all seen. The Coke snowy landscape Christmas scene is one of those works where he takes a bunch of unrelated pictures and turns them into a full blown landscape. Pretty bloody amasing how these guys master Photoshop if you ask me (but you didn’t).
It makes you think though, or at least it makes me think. Nothing we see on television or in magazines can be trusted for real. Every single picture has been altered and “perfected”. Nothing we didn’t know before, but it still managed to surprise me when I see these kind of images how far it’s extending.
You can’t even trust a picture of a spoon full of soup ffs.
I always figured Google where the good guys, even though they are getting bigger and bigger each day, drawing more internet-power towards them with each aquisition or new service then launch.
Even though they are well on their way to become the next Microsoft they don’t seem to be playing it a lot nicer, and aren’t abusing their almost-monopoly.
Sweet, but then I read this. Google apparently killed this 20 year old guys blog because they feel some of the blog posts contain mature or adult content by cutting off his AdSense ads. You should read the rest of the post to get all the details, but it’s kinda scary to see some anonymous Google AdSense guy called Scot execute his punishment over email without a chance of looking at the facts and settle this -what I see as a- mistake.
Lets hope they turn around on this one as it spreads through the blogosphere…
SUVs suck cause they’re too damn big. It’s like driving behind a bloody van when they are in front of you blocking your sight, and they blind you with their headlights when they are driving behind you.
Chevy Tahoe however thought it would be dandy to write out a competition to allow peeps like you and me to supply their own text to your very own SUV commercial. Excellent.
They haven’t started screening the results yet, so check these out while you still can. Here’s mine.
Sweet shit. Big up to lawgeek and violet blue. Don’t forget to link back here if you make some of your own cause I’d love to see more of these.