Bright Side

A fascinating photo project about the reflection we want to see in the mirror

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It’s human nature to desire and, at the same time, be afraid of change. But as technology becomes more advanced, we now have a great opportunity to contemplate changes in our appearance without worrying that the consequences will be permanent. With the help of a retouch artist’s capable hands, you can experiment with your appearance: create an incredible hairstyle or even change your skin tone. Sometimes, this impartial perspective can help you understand that when one of your personal traits disappears, you can lose your individuality. Maybe you’ll even become a different person.

Bright Side offered a group of brave people the chance to take part in a photo project that highlights these issues. They explained their ideas for their ideal appearance to a retouch artist and asked them to make them happen. We suggest you take a look at the result and try to find ten differences.

A fascinating photo project about the reflection we want to see in the mirror

Polly: ‘I’ve always wanted to have narrower cheekbones, full lips, and a darker skin tone. And thick hair. I think I would be a real beauty!’

A fascinating photo project about the reflection we want to see in the mirror

Alex: ‘I’d like to have clearer skin, and to get rid of the bags under my eyes.’

A fascinating photo project about the reflection we want to see in the mirror

Camilla: ‘I’d like to have thicker hair to hide my high forehead, bright emerald eyes to contrast with my red hair, more expressive cheekbones, and less round cheeks.’

A fascinating photo project about the reflection we want to see in the mirror

Annie: ‘I want green eyes, thick hair, full lips, a thinner nose, and pure skin. It would be great to hide the wrinkles on my neck and make my smile lines smaller.’

A fascinating photo project about the reflection we want to see in the mirror

Regina: ‘I’d like to see how my appearance would change if I had fuller lips and a more oval face. And every girl dreams of thick hair, of course!’

A fascinating photo project about the reflection we want to see in the mirror

Alice: ‘I just wonder how my face would look if I had a different face shape and hair color.’

A fascinating photo project about the reflection we want to see in the mirror

Kyle: ‘I don’t like my sticky-out ears, I’d like to change them. Also, my left eye seems to be bigger than my right one. I know that no one in the world has a perfectly symmetrical face, but I’d like the difference to be smaller.’

A fascinating photo project about the reflection we want to see in the mirror

Helen: ‘I’ve always dreamed of being more like my dad — of having a more oval face, light hair and blue eyes.’

A fascinating photo project about the reflection we want to see in the mirror

Carol: ‘I’ve always wanted to have light eyes, like, you know, grey or green. And I also asked the retouch artist to change the shape of my face a bit. I’d like to see how it looks in the photo.’

A fascinating photo project about the reflection we want to see in the mirror

Oscar: ‘Ever since childhood I’ve been reading books about Vikings and their crazy journeys. I was naïve enough to think that it’s about the beard, and dreamed of one day having the same.’

A fascinating photo project about the reflection we want to see in the mirror

Fanis: ‘I’d like to see how my appearance would change if my ears didn’t stand out so much, and my eyes were green instead of grey.’

A fascinating photo project about the reflection we want to see in the mirror

Dina: ‘When I was asked what I’d like to change in my appearance, I answered: ’’Nothing, I love myself the way I am!’’ But then I just wondered what it would feel like to have different eye color. My eyes are almost black, and I’ve always wanted to have blue or green...And what if my hair were lighter, and my face was thinner? And that’s when my feminine imagination about my appearance ran wild.’

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