"Let's keep the darker lady but make her skin more sunkissed than chocolate"

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I hope you dig your heels in and said, “I’ll keep photographic integrity in mind. If you need to have a lighter skinned individual we might have to reshoot.”


A big issue is problem is photographers who have no idea how to light black skin along with makeup artists who do not know how to apply makeup to black skin along with hairstylists who do not know how to treat black hair. So if you know you are going to shoot black people, hire the appropriate staff as well.


I hate that AD now means jr employee. Working for 11 years and people think I’m “new.” gotta love inflated titles


Thanks, I hate it!


I’m confused, did you just say that anyone who doesn’t prefer lighter skin is delusional? And what is this “white is bright” thing you keep saying, did you just make that up?


I’m pretty sure white is bright. Anyone who disagrees because it’s not politically correct is delusional.

Based on what I’ve seen from friends in South Asia, women with lighter skin are seen as more attractive. Eg: your average Indian film star or model’s skin is a lot lighter than the average Indian women. Same thing goes for my black friends.

Weirdly I feel like white people are the opposite and tan > pale skin.

I’m making generalizations but for people for colour, white is bright :)

A1, it doesn't take a lot research to understand that yes, caste systems and colonialism are at the root of this.

Under the US caste system, white was obviously preferred and the best thing that could happen to a black person was to become so white they could "pass." Families encouraged their own light skinned members to continue to lighten their bloodlines in hope of getting better treatment for their children. It's not about "attractiveness" it was about economic, psychic, and physical security which was much better if you were closer to whiteness.


Who said this to you? A client?

Jesus Christ!!!


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