If magazines today teach us anything, it’s that they just love to use Photoshop — and our forums don’t hold back when it comes to ratting them out. As reported last week, Victoria Beckham stars on the cover of Vogue China this month and is featured in a lengthy editorial spread to coincide with the cover appearance. Photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Beckham was captured in a classic studio setting while striking some dynamic poses. However, one of the images has come under fire for an apparent Photoshop disaster with news outlets and social media claiming that part of Victoria’s thigh was removed in post-production.
The Dutch photographic duo was quick to defend the image via Instagram, proving that no Photoshop shenanigans occurred.
Though they weren’t fans of the cover, our forums have nothing but praise for the edit. “Whoa, very surprised, actually shocked by the ed. Something totally different for VB, and most likely her best shoot she has done in the last 20 years. Inez & Vinoodh are the best portrait photographers in the game, even [Patrick] Demarchelier comes second to them,” Miss Dalloway raved at once.
“Why wasn’t the cover shot with the same vibe as the story? Such a mistake. The edit is amazing, so much energy,” chimed in Cosmic Voices.
In agreement over how fantastic the story turned out was Aoedele, pointing out, “The editorial is so good, a departure for her. I’m impressed by the photographer for getting so much out of her.”
Forum member iclawhands felt the same way, approving, “Those are some serious Pina Bausch moves, I love it. She looks soft and human.”
“Easily the best editorial that Victoria has given in several years. It’s so fantastic to see this side of her!” admired happycanadian.
Check out the rest of Victoria’s cover story and drop us a comment here.