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Friday, April 4, 2008

The Legs Were Messing With the Composition

posted by on April 4 at 15:39 PM

It’s been around for a while, but lately I’m really in love with Photoshop Disasters, a blog that points out grievous examples of tampering with photographs in ads and magazines. One of yesterday’s disasters is especially nice:


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looks normal to me. i think that is the standard "airplane" hold. executed to perfection, imho.

Posted by brian | April 4, 2008 3:43 PM

Yeah, definitely the airplane hold. It explains why the baby is so thrilled. Also, who dangles their child off one arm? Baby isn't close enough to be balanced on the hip.

Posted by Sandy | April 4, 2008 3:49 PM

What, if I look at it sideways, is there a picture of Satan?

Posted by say wha? | April 4, 2008 3:51 PM

Who took "Puppet Baby" to market without my permission? PATENT MOTHERFUCKIN' PENDING!!!

Posted by Ari Spool | April 4, 2008 3:51 PM

What, you've never seen a baby with no legs before?

Posted by Hernandez | April 4, 2008 3:53 PM

Yeah, that's the "Superman Baby" pose for sure.

But it is funny, once it's pointed out. Legless babies always are.

Posted by Wolf | April 4, 2008 4:17 PM

what matters to moms? as if moms are the only ones who care about parenting? Fucking sexist parenting magazine.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | April 4, 2008 4:20 PM

@ #7 Bellevue Ave,

I blame it on the only-stay-at-home-moms-are-good-parents-and-working-women-are-terrible movement. In their world only women are caregivers.

Or maybe it's been too many years of deadbeat daddies on Maury Povich. The editors probably figure that if they don't pay child support they're not going to buy a magazine subscription.

Posted by yucca flower | April 4, 2008 5:29 PM

People, this is the airplane/Superman hold. It's not a Photoshop error. Anyone who has played with a kid instantly understands the photo. I guess digerati without kids do not...

Posted by S. M. | April 4, 2008 5:46 PM

Ditto S.M.

Posted by ho' know | April 4, 2008 5:59 PM

All I see is a child cut in half.

Posted by whateverandever | April 4, 2008 9:18 PM

some local rubes who have never played with kids

hah, hah - of course they think they are very hip and in touch will all things - need to ask mommies and fun dads who love to amuse the little ones

Posted by Lynn Ward | April 4, 2008 9:57 PM

Finally a kid that won't be running around in the damn grocery store out of control!!!

Posted by Andrew | April 6, 2008 3:59 PM

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