The most familiar stranger

  Norway has recently passed legislation prohibiting internet celebrities and advertising companies from posting “photo fraud” on social media. All photos processed by filters or PS software must be marked with a watermark to let the audience know that they have been technically edited.
  A lot of people who have been “spoofing” for a long time shouted, it’s dawn! But I think the actual effect may not be as optimistic as imagined. There is a popular saying among netizens who are deeply influenced by “flow aesthetics”: If life deceives you, you can open up beauty to deceive life. After the popularization of smart phones, people usually take selfies. Using beauty filters is a moral obligation. If someone violates this “social norm”, it is equivalent to walking around in the street without washing your face or combing your hair in the morning. Responsible indulgence.
  Retouching pictures is not something that only happens now. When I was young, when I saw the tapes or album covers released by pop stars, the images of the protagonist always looked much more handsome and beautiful than usual. I wondered how many photos and how much film it took to select such a highlight? Later I learned that there is a technique called post-retouching, which can make pictures more artistic. Having had such an experience, I later saw someone yelling and exposing that the appearance of Internet celebrities was seriously inconsistent with reality, and they would always assume the posture of people who passed by and feel that they are all played out.
  But reality will always use the most special way to remind you that the times are progressing. Not long ago, there was a picture on the Internet of five young men sitting at the dining table for a group photo. The photo was used to form a gathering of five women using the software P. The hair, clothing, posture, and expression were all natural, and there was no trace of axe, if not the original picture and P The pictures are put together for comparison, and those who don’t know the origins will certainly not be able to see through. Thinking back to the beginning of the Internet, “The New Yorker” once published a cartoon: in front of the computer, a dog said to his companion: “On the Internet, no one knows that you are a dog.” To this day, even through cameras and cameras , And no one can confirm whether the other party is a dog.

  Speaking of which, in an era when looking at mobile phones is more frequent than looking in the mirror, the biggest drawback of “deception” is not how to deceive people, but it awakens the negative emotions in people’s hearts. After decades of research, American psychologists have found that more than 70% of people have a tendency to deny their own abilities — denial of their appearance, talents, intelligence, and achievements. Every “photo” must be “deceived”, which will lead to a decrease in people’s sense of self-identity and regard some of their own imperfections as weaknesses. So some people say that there are only two industries that can call customers “users”, one is drugs, and the other is software-both have the same mind-control attributes.
  The ancient Roman poet Ovid told a Greek myth in “The Metamorphosis”: King Pygmalion of Cyprus has exquisite carving skills. He used ivory as the material and created a perfect female statue based on the ideal image in his mind. Fall in love with your own work-in reality, many people who are addicted to P-pictures fall in love with what they look like in their “photographs” and regard strangers’ praise as the greatest affirmation of their “amazing beauty”.
  ”Photo cheating” is like the “things you can’t avoid” said by Andy Warhol. Even if it is banned by legislation, it may only make many PS fans feel deeply about Camus’s famous saying: ” In the middle of winter, I finally know that I have an invincible summer in me.”