I actually LIKE the "Bold look of Kohler" campaign and it's wacked out ads and freaky freaky bathroom acoutrements.
But this was too much for me.
©2005 Kohler, from the February 2006 issue of Cottage Living
Yeah, I owned a copy of Cottage Living. You wanna make something of it?
At first it's pretty. Then you realize she looks wrong. She looks kind of like someone tied her to that bench in the middle of that bathroom and told her to, "PLAY! PLAY DAMN YOU!" and refused to feed her. It MAY have been an effort to make her body echo the shape of the instrument... but it's kind of nasty looking.
So then you take a closer look:
See her reflection? The reflection of her hip area doesn't look quite so emaciated.
(Dude. How Blade Runner is this grainy close up? hee hee)
Up close you can see how someone has (a little too clumsily, in my opinion - I mean, her side just looks SILLY on the second image, right?) shaved a huge chunk out of her photo. Like she owed them a pound of visual flesh.
So while I'm still intrigued by the possibilities when it comes to digitally enhancing or altering photos for advertising - I think it's in poor taste to go around making women look like cellos. Scrawny, glorified, unhealthy cellos.
...Or, you know, WHATEVER that instrument is.
If anyone has trouble seeing the images - let me know! I may be having difficulty with my photo hosting thingy.