The mastermind behind this project called Before & After is journalist Esther Honig who sent an unedited self-portrait to over 40 individuals in 25 different countries, asking to make her beautiful through photo editing. The objective was to showcase what various people consider as beautiful.
“They are intriguing and insightful in their own right; each one is a reflection of both the personal and cultural concepts of beauty that pertain to their creator....Photoshop allows us to achieve our unobtainable standards of beauty, but when we compare those standards on a global scale, achieving the ideal remains all the more elusive.”
So my question is: If beauty is subjective, when is someone considered aesthetically ugly?
- Reign Gonzales