Don’t get me wrong here. I enjoy looking at cover shots of January Jones and Shakira as much as the next guy. But are we going a little too far with the photoshop work on these images? Looks like the artist who did these two covers graduated from the same program. The use of light down the cleavage, shading on the main breast and then another fading to white along the dark clothing is signature work. Needless to say, the Shakira artist poured about 18 tubes of Starbucks Via into a single cup of hot water before going to work on the mane.
On one hand I’m trying to make a serious point about the body images that we all (especially women) are expected to emulate even though they are nearly impossible in real life. On the other hand, I sort of wanted and excuse to search for, download and photoshop these images myself.
Let the record show that the above proves both hands were busy with fairly respectable activities throughout.