Martyn Lewis Photography

Yorkshire based photographer - Weddings, Automotive, Landscape, Portrait & Studio Photography

Things I've learnt today: "PHOBAR"

clock December 16, 2010 07:45 by author Martyn

Things I've learnt today: PHOBAR

Thankfully, no images of this sort in my portfolio, ;-) Although it has just given me an idea for a 365!

PHOBAR -adjective, Acronym for "PHOtoshopped Beyond All Recognition." A play on the the more popular acronym FUBAR: "F'd Up Beyond All Recognition,"
PHOBAR refers to an image, usually a photo of a person, that has been retouched and airbrushed with digital image manipulation software on a computer so significantly, that the person in the photo is barely recognizable.

"Of course she looks perfect in that photo, she was PHOBAR."

Reminds me of the lyrics from the Gun’s n’ Roses song, Mr. Brownstone:

I used ta do a little but a little wouldn't do
So the little got more and more
I just keep tryin' ta get a little better
Said the little better than before


Random Post: Facebook's social pervasiveness, visualised.

clock December 14, 2010 11:44 by author Martyn

Not really photography related, but a very cool picture never the less - particularly when a lot of your time, like mine, is spent in the digital world - Hey, I work in digital mapping - these things, I find very cool!


365 Shot 43

About the author

Martyn Lewis grew up in Weardale, Durham, spoilt by the wonderful surroundings of the North Pennines.  He graduated from Newcastle University, before completing an MSc at Durham University in 2001.




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