What’s Wrong With this, Really?



From Yahoo:
closequoteVanity Fair’s Digital Redux

Vanity Fair is known for its provocative photographs. Last year, Miley’s “backless” photo lit a firestorm of controversy that’s still burning in Search. Now the magazine is back in the buzz after recycling a few well-worn pics for its most recent issue.

In the mag’s March issue, famed photographer Annie Leibovitz snapped shots of acclaimed actors and their directors. Kate Winslet and hubbie Sam Mendes, who teamed up for “Revolutionary Road,” strike a pose. There’s Sean Penn and Gus Van Sant, who worked together on “Milk.” And, oddly, there’s Heath Ledger and Christopher Nolan of “The Dark Knight.” Of course, Mr. Ledger died more than a year ago, so one may be inclined to ask where the photo came from.

The answer: 2005. The shot of Ledger was apparently taken while he was promoting “Brokeback Mountain.” Editors digitally added Mr. Nolan and voilá. Some might say the digital redux is in questionable taste, but magazine reps insist they took great care and worked “with permission.” We’re a little fuzzy as to who, exactly, gave the OK. A Ouija board, perhaps?closequote

Okay, what’s really wrong with doing something like this? It’s not like its showing them shaking hands or hugging or something. They’re in the same room, big deal. It’s not like its as bad as when I was in high school and would photoshop myself feeling Gina Gershon’s boobs or standing next to Humphrey Bogart, which we both know couldn’t ever happen now, I mean I’ve moved on Gina, sorry…

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