I don’t mind photographers asking how I feel if they photoshop out my scar, I don’t mind those who want to keep it and I appreciate those who ask me how I feel.
However, something really kind of pisses me off when I see a photo of myself and realise you’ve photoshopped the shit out of my cheek to remove my scar. And worse, when I ask you about it, I’m told it’s ‘ugly’ and ‘ruins the photo’ or worse, ‘your face’. Don’t you think I’ve ever thought that? When I was 12 wheeled down a hospital corridor to have plastic surgery. Wires in my palms, anesthesia filling my blood stream, the only thing clear in my mind was the question, will I ever look the same again? What will happen to my face? Worse, in such a vain world, will anyone ever look at me and say, you’re beautiful?
I’m so tired of the put down, the idealism, this false strive to perfection. Don’t you know perfection is a journey with no destination? A 200mph trajectory that only ends in unhappiness. Ugliness on the inside always outweighs the exterior.
I’m hugely grateful to those creatives who don’t strive for bullshit, but strive for the real, rawness and uniqueness of being human. You offset the negativity! Photo by the best @sammiswar #moodoflife #mood #shots #grams #photographer #alternative #sammiswar #shoot #photography #moodygrams #model #alt #pinkhair #scars #photoshoot #photo #artist #art #hypebeast #fashion #all_shots