Beauty Held in the Eye of a Master

No comment...because a picture is worth a thousand hilarious "token minority" jokes.

No comment…because a picture is worth a thousand hilarious “token minority” jokes.

Everybody loves a good Photoshop Fail. I mean, what’s not to love? The immediate and relatively inexpensive access to “quick fix” edits of photography in the hands of the under-trained masses has given us hilarious results and cringe-worthy brand schadenfreude.

But photo editing pre-dates the digital tools that has made it so easy and a peak at the old-fashioned, manual technique highlights some of the reasons we’re so inundated with irregular shading, gauzy selfies and, well…missing limbs.

The art of editing required the same eye for detail and sense of drama that made for the original click of the shutter. Prints from the darkroom of Pablo Inirio show exactly how and why.

 

Hand-written notes for improving shading, contrast and sharpness from Pablo Inirio.

Hand-written notes for improving shading, contrast and sharpness from Pablo Inirio.

 

VIA @schavitz, who doesn’t really tweet, so…

 

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