How old is this woman?
This is a digitally enhanced photo of Sydney woman Deborah Luckie. She’s 50 years old.
A picture of her as she appears in real life is down the page.
If you were to see a photo of Deborah in a magazine, the photo above is how she could, potentially, appear after digital retouching. After a week of hype over model Sarah Murdoch appearing “untouched” on a magazine cover and the launch of a national body image initiative, the treated photo was commissioned to illustrate how removed from reality faces and bodies in the media can be.
The original picture was retouched by digital image specialist Abbie Muntz of FauxPink, who writes in detail on The Punch today about her trade.
Signs of ageing have been removed and Ms Luckie has effectively been given a digital facelift.
Ms Luckie said she laughed at first when she saw the processed image but was shocked by the result.
“It makes me look like I’m back in my twenties,” she said.
For some people seeing themselves like this could be depressing, Ms Luckie said. “It could make you feel not as confident with the way you look now - which is not me - but it makes you look at all your features that you do have and you think ‘Wow, I’ve aged’.”
For comparison, here are the two images alongside each other.
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