Working title: Posting your image online, or when selfies go wrong

Are you a #filteron or a #nofilter kinda person? I’m not big into selfies, mostly because I’m from the wrong generation (Gen X) and also because I never dove into the body fitness craze or the make-up craze my Gen X friends did, and finally because I have just never been on trend whether I liked it or not. So, onwards and upwards, these things take hours to craft.

Can you we post ourselves as ourselves anymore? Even when people do, isn’t it still subtly altered.

The giant enlarged doe eyes, the extreme smooth skin, the hours you spent doing your hair before you took the picture, if you actually use your own hair. Retake after retake. I talk to my friends and this is what they tell me they do, it’s fascinating, on and on and on.

So imagine my delight when on my first foray into this world I found an app called Photolift that allows you to alter your body shape, face, hair, add tattoos… its incredibly cheesy to give yourself abs when you don’t have any, it’s incredibly acceptable to not have any abs at all. #NFG

How did I do? I noticed these photos are often taken in front of an open toilet, so this has all been carefully crafted, nothing by chance. #authenticity. Face has been removed to protect the innocent. Just keeping it real (winky face) 🙂