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  • Before it was only a custom of dictators to manipulate photographs. Stalin cleaned his comrades away from group photos one by one when he was liquidating them or sending them to Siberia.

    Nowadays it’s instead nearly impossible to find one real human being on the covers of magazines on shop shelves. Eyes are taken from bambis, mouths have been widened, lips are thickened. Skins have been photoshopped and shine with heavenly glow. Skin colour has been altered. Moles have been removed. Hair has been made more dense. Legs have been narrowed to resemble antilope legs. Limbs have been lengthened, curves straightened.

    These artificially built digifrankensteins give us a model how Real Human should look like. We passers-by in blood and flesh are filled with defected and handicapped body parts when compared to them.

    Endless photo manipulation have changed real world around us to unreal placebo world which in fact doesn’t exist. But still we strive to become that nonexistent human being smiling in magazine cover. Heart rate monitors around our wrists, taste of blood inside our mouths.

    We try to lose weight chronically, we eat health food, we manically visit gyms. We cut our flesh tauter, we pump botox into our faces. So as to resemble more those cover girls and boys.

    And still we are doomed to lose the fight. Because we are not digitalized or photoshopped. We breathe. We, imperfect ones.
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