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Winner: Sundance Film Festival - Short Subject Jury Award
Winner: Newport International Film Festival - Best Short Film
National PBS Broadcast on POV
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Friday, September 30, 2022

Haven't been to this page for a while but re-visiting and decided to start it up again. Now teaching at Emerson College and just showed some of this film project. Even though times have shifted and there's more immediate access to retouching for all of us -- there was a really great post screening discussion.

Friday, January 27, 2012


Very excited to announce the new BODYTYPEFILMPROJECT website. It is still in Beta, but we invite you to take a test drive.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

L'Oreal UK ads banned for retouched photos

(Reuters) - Two L'Oreal cosmetics adverts featuring actress Julia Roberts and supermodel Christy Turlington were banned in Britain by the Advertising Standards Agency on Wednesday, following complaints by MP Jo Swinson.

Liberal Democrat MP Swinson said the magazine adverts for foundations made by Maybelline and Lancome, both owned by L'Oreal, were misleading because the photos had been digitally altered.
The ASA upheld her claim and banned the adverts for Maybelline's "The Eraser" foundation featuring Turlington and Lancome's "Teint Miracle" starring the brand's ambassador Roberts, saying there was not enough evidence to show the retouched images accurately reflected what the products could achieve.
"Excessive airbrushing and digital manipulation techniques have become the norm, but both Christy Turlington and Julia Roberts are naturally beautiful women who don't need retouching to look great," said Swinson.
Lancome defended the image of Roberts as an "aspirational picture" of what the product could do and said her luminous complexion in the advert was down to her natural beauty and lighting used by the photographer Mario Testino. It said changes made by digital enhancement were not "directly relevant" to what the product was meant to achieve....

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Radio Show tomorrow am

Looking forward to going on The Bill Newman Show tomorrow morning to talk about BODY TYPED, and a new project about Peter Blanchette & The Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra!

We are kicking off a fundrasing campaign to get us to Spain to film. If you are interested in making a donation here is the link! 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

“One size fits all” no longer applies to mannequins."

Stores Demand Mannequins With Personality (Heads Optional)

"With retailers fighting for customers in the sluggish economic recovery, the generic white, hairless, skinny mannequin is being pushed aside by provocative alternatives that entice shoppers with muscles, unusual poses, famous faces and lifelike bodies."


Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Daily Beast on extreme photoshopping

Caroline Forsling

"The former Sports Illustrated model was so outraged at an Estée Lauder ad that she says Photoshopped her image to make her older that she just sued the company for $2 million. The ad was for Plantscription, an "anti-aging serum" for women over 45—but Forsling is a mere 35. She’s claiming that the enhancement—or in her view, degradation—has irreparably damaged her career. She says she never used the product and it's deceptive advertising...."


Andy Roddick

"Men’s Fitness wants to know: How do you build BIG arms in five easy moves? When it comes to Andy Roddick, apparently the answer has more to do with Photoshop than tennis. After posing for this shot in early 2007, tennis superstar Roddick reportedly did a double take when he saw the magazine while walking through a Rome airport—noting that his biceps had been blown into “22-inch guns” and a prominent birthmark on his right arm had been removed. And while a Men’s Fitness spokesman responded to the scandal by saying he didn’t see “the big issue,” Roddick joked that he was “pretty sure I’m not as fit as the [cover] suggests.” Does Hulk Hogan want his arms back?"

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

ITVS's Women and Girls Lead

 Check out this new awesome initiative by ITVS:

Women and Girls Lead is a multiyear public media initiative to focus, educate, and connect citizens worldwide in support of the issues facing women and girls.