Here at theCHIVE, we celebrate real beauty, it's our trademark. We think it's fantastic when beautiful women get dressed up (or down) for a professional photo shoot, but what happens after the shoot leaves a sour taste in our mouth. - Professional digital artists take something that's already beautiful and create something alien, unattainable, and completely fake. Women are tired of trying to live up to impossible standards and men are tired of looking at something they know isn't real.
While we turned up lighting levels on a few dark photos, not one pixel on Shay Maria today has been photoshopped (we'll gladly send the raw files to anybody who doesn't believe it). What you see is simply the artistic synergy that happens between the very talented model, Shay Maria, and bebe clothing photographer, Cavan Clark.
It's time to draw a line in the sand and prove that women don't need photoshop to be beautiful.
In the coming months, we'll be bringing you photos of some of your favorite Chivettes as they are, without the aid of photoshop. Now, when Chivettes submit photos to theCHIVE, they may find themselves flying to Venice Beach to be apart of our CHIVE calendar or other modeling shoots. Finally, We'd like to thank the elusive and enchanting Shay Maria for doing this. It takes courage to put yourself out there like this and she brought an infectious energy level to the shoot. Without her, none of this is possible. Now let's get to something we can all get behind, hot chicks.