We’ve already seen the Photoshop program slip into popular culture: back in January we wrote about the work of German artists who adbusted a beauty billboard poster with the graphic-design software user-interface details to make a comment on ‘Photoshopping’ and a couple of months before we saw an advertising agency in Jakarta photograph a real-life user-interface. Graphic designer Henry Hadlow continues this discussion about the use of Photoshop with the ‘Tell A Lie’ art project. For this project he has photographed real life imitations of common uses of Photoshop to make a point about falsehood in photography. On his site he says:
The most controversial lies told with photography today are those told by news photographers who manipulate their work photographs to tell a different story, for example, Liu Weiqiang’s faked photograph of antelope and the rail link with Tibet.