Beauty By Chloe Bryan2019-08-29 16:54:03 UTC Argentinian travel influencer Tupi Saravia is catching some heat this week for Photoshopping what a
By Chloe Bryan2019-08-29 16:54:03 UTC
Argentinian travel influencer Tupi Saravia is catching some heat this week for Photoshopping what appears to be the same cloud formation into quite a few of her Instagram photos. She shouldn’t be catching heat, though. She deserves our respect.
In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Saravia admitted that she used an app called Quickshot to edit clouds “into images where the sky was burned or overexposed.” She also explained that she tended to use the same cloud formation in all the photos she edited because it was her favorite.
Because it was her favorite! She broke a core rule of influencing — present everything on your feed as real — in order to provide her followers with some slightly better-than-average fake clouds. In fact, she’s never hidden her use of editing apps: She’s even helped fans doctor her photos the same way she does.
The clouds were first spotted by Twitter user @SantiLishi earlier this week, then reposted by social media consultant Matt Navarra. On Twitter, some people mocked Saravia for such a blatant editing job, and yes, the photos look pretty funny side by side. But when you look at each photo individually, it must be noted that Saravia has great taste in fake masses of condensed water vapor.
Photoshopping pics isn’t a harmless enterprise, especially when you’re doctoring the human body to fit toxic beauty standards. But Photoshopping clouds? That is cool and good. Wouldn’t you rather see a nice-looking cloud than a boring cloud? I rest my case.