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What a beautiful parrot, no? Look at all those colors, those beautiful feathers, that elegant tail (bear with me, I am not a parrot aficionado, I am just trying to get you into the mood. Here have some birdseed).
And then, after you have admired it, look closer, closer (not that close!—Aladdin joke!), stare at the picture until you realize that this isn’t a parrot at all: it’s a woman meticulously made up to look like a bird.
The above photo is the work of artist and former body painting champion Johannes Stoetter who spent four weeks planning this shoot, five hours setting it up, four hours painting the model, and another hour trying to find the pose that most resembled that of a real parrot.
The result is beautiful and almost infuriating in its execution. If you didn’t know that this was a work of art you might just dismiss it as really nice photograph of a beautiful bird. And according to Stoetter that’s exactly what has already happened.
Stoetter told The Daily Mail: Your Mind Will Be Blown When You Realize This Isn’t a Parrot
Remember Ananda Marchildon, that Dutch model we posted about yesterday who was fired because her “fat ass” was deemed too wide? Yea well she just won her lawsuit against the modeling agency. “Oh, I am so relieved,” she told us. “After almost two years of struggling I was finally proven right.”
Ananda Marchildon, a dutch model who was fired for being “too fat” (she’s three quarters of an inch wider than her modeling agency would allow), invited us along on a photo shoot to prove them wrong. Girl, you are not fat.
Today on The Daily Beast: A former Sports Illustrated cover model is suing Estee Lauder for allegedly damaging her career with a fake promo shot (above). She says she’s never used the supposed anti-aging serum in question, and the image has been photoshopped. Check out our gallery and interactive of the decade’s most egregious photoshop scandals.