Friday, 5 October 2007

Keeping up appearances

This is a photo of Monique Bergen Henegouwen from Amsterdam.

Except it isn't quite. It's a stage in her development, as chronicled on her blog Prototypicality. She's taking tips on her appearance from blog readers, and then implementing the desired changes with Photoshop.

You can see the metaphor. I find it almost painfully intrusive, regardless of the fact that she invited it. Imagine if people could easily adapt their appearance to suit what others thought they wanted. What am I saying? They can, of course. And do.

Incidentally the blog's in English, with a few scatterings of Dutch.