Liv Pennington

Artist, Mother, Lecturer, Curator

Make Me (2008)

The Standard Package Part I

After stumbling into a world of online beauty pageants, mostly children’s I was immediately attracted and repelled and started looking for retouchers who aim their services at home users, the model, the mother. The retouchers know I’m a photographer but not necessarily the model. On submitting the image for a makeover I stated ‘I trust your judgment on the level of retouching needed’, there after I avoided offering instructions on the possibilities of retouching that could be done and accepted the first image they sent.

Digital c-type print 8 in x 12 cm, edition of 5