Swimspring0501_over I do not know what would make the giantess RuPaul link to this, but attention must be paid.

The blog written by the artist formerly known as RuPaul Andre Charles directs to this site, teasing "I have a feeling these stars wouldn't want you to see this."

What this is, is the portfolio of Glenn C. Feron, retouching artist. Roll your cursor over the glossy photo of some of creations' most gorgeous women of color, and you see what their photos looked like before they got a little tweaking. Less gorgeous. Whoa!

Ok, Alicia Keys is gorgeous any way you look at her, but some of these are frightening. That's no normal day at the beach for those ladies in the picture. On Feron's site, touch it with your cursor and they start to look like what that poor Charlize Theron character starts seeing in The Devil's Advocate.

Posted 09/30/2005 08:51:17 AM

I used to work in the Art Dept of VIBE Magazine. I'm used to looking at this before/after process. Yuck. But not yuck in the before, but in the after. These shots are pretty hacktacular in their 'quality' - the airbrushing is rediculously unnatural to my eye. I recall one of the most dramatic transformations we did was with Foxy Brown. A little too much ill nana.

daniel rubin
Posted 09/30/2005 09:10:42 AM

The results do have this strange Boys From Brazil sameness.

Posted 09/30/2005 09:48:13 AM

A similar portfolio is here:

daniel rubin
Posted 09/30/2005 10:04:23 AM

thanks, Utoad. What's he done to that poor family's noses?

Citizen Mom
Posted 09/30/2005 11:01:49 AM

Yeah, some of the "after" photos are gross. Halle Berry looks orange in that one shot.

Posted 09/30/2005 11:31:37 AM

CM- some? I'd say all. They all look orange-y. Once again. Yuck.

Citizen Mom
Posted 09/30/2005 01:06:58 PM

btw, Albert -- "hacktacular"? Genius!

That Dude
Posted 09/30/2005 02:36:43 PM

They need to do this for Teri Hatcher as she morphs into the crypt keeper.

Posted 09/30/2005 03:30:20 PM

I didn't scroll through all the pictures, but of the ones i saw, I didn't see anybody that i would kick off the couch for eatin crackers even in the "before" pictures. Am i missing something?

Laura Grow
Posted 10/06/2005 11:05:06 PM

The link I attached is to a PressEthic, a blog run by a class I'm in at NYU. I discuss this post, so I thought you might be interested in checking it out. Thanks!

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