Plus size model Iskra Lawrence is perfectly gorgeous without any retouching, as her Photoshop-free campaign with the lingerie line Aerie shows. But that hasn't stopped some photographers from retouching her beyond recognition, she told Seventeen.
I remember I took an editorial and I was so excited. I got the pictures back and I looked in the magazine, and I was like, "Oh my gosh!" My arms were half their size and I had a thigh gap magically and all these crazy things. My family went out and tried to find my pictures in the magazines, but no one could recognize me.
I tested with a photographer about a year ago and loved the pictures at the shoot. He sent me the pictures two weeks after and he retouched the hell out of them. I said to him, "I don't feel like I can use these. Can you send me the raw files?" and he was like, "No, I'm not comfortable with that, and I was kinda of like, "Oh OK, so you don't think I'm good enough unretouched?"
As a reminder, this is what Iskra Lawrence looks like without any retouching:
The fashion industry is nuts, y'all.