• josutherstphotography

Final Major Project: Exhibition Edits – Image 2

Figure 1: ‘Make me more appealing for Instagram’ 2018 Jo Sutherst


Following on from Esther Honig’s ‘Before and After’ project and my retouching experiment, I created the above grid for display.


GRID INFORMATION (L-R, top to bottom):-

Original / Canada / India / Mexico

China / California / India / Hungary

Vietnam / Texas / India / New York

London / Bangladesh / Australia / India

Figure 1: Viewer interaction with the image 2018 Sutherst


Visitors to the exhibition were fascinated with this image. All viewers agree that the original image is the best one (surprisingly a view I share). There were quite a few disagreements between couples as to the best edit, with no clear favourite chosen over the exhibition duration.


These conversations were really interesting. The differences between the edits are emphasized by the grid structure.  The implications for everyday internet usage are that on a global level, an ideal and universal idea of beauty is an elusive beast indeed.


One visitor commented on a feedback card that every school child should be shown this image so that they can see what happens online.


#august2018 #FracturedIdentities

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Final Major Project: FMP and CRP Format Decisions

To maintain the consistency across my work, I decided to use the sans serif font Proxima Nova across all documents. Due to my previous research into Instagram fonts, I chose this font for my booklet,

Final Major Project: Selected by…

As part of the Source Graduate Online Photography 2018, Source commission a number of respected figures from the world of photography. These selectors choose their favourite sets of images from all th

Final Major Project: Taken its Toll?

Addison’s Disease means that at times I suffer from fatigue, muscle pain, and have trouble concentrating at times. Taking on the MA whilst working full time has been a huge challenge. The Falmouth Fle

©2019 by Jo Sutherst Photography - Critical Research Journal. Proudly created with Wix.com