If you’re like me, you take one look at someone’s fabulous Instagram account and immediately feel inadequate. Everyone’s got thin waists. Everyone’s got tight abs and booties that defy gravity. Everyone’s face is perfectly blemish-free and the light always hits it at just the right angle so they’re positively glowing.
Then there’s me, looking like a pumpkin with gray-mold patching up on the edges. I’ll just post a meme instead of a selfie, thank you very much.
But according to Instagram sensation Iskra Lawrence, how you look on Instagram doesn’t really hinge on how you look, but mostly, how you pose.
EXPOSING all the model poses on the gram in this weeks self-care Sunday video ▶️(Link to watch in my bio)👆 Swipe to see 6 of the 7 before and after that I show in real time in my video➡️ Please watch the video to understand these series of pics 😘 I wanted to get super real and show u how drastically and instantly ppl can change how they look simply by posing! Let alone good lighting, high quality cameras and photoshop! I’ve talked about this a lot in the past but in this video I show you 7 ways in which posing can dramatically change how we look. I’m super excited to share this with you, I myself still pose and there’s nothing wrong with moving your body in ways you feel most comfortable or confident but let’s be honest and show the actual process. I’ve been modelling 14years so I learnt some stuff I want to share with you all. Because life’s not perfect, social media lives aren’t Perfect and neither are us or our bodies. And that’s exactly how it’s meant to be! Because we are all imperfectly perfect and 100% unique. So s/o to all the real ones who keep it 💯 celebrate every single inch of pinkcandyfloss you and who you are! I hope you enjoy this video, thank you so much to @elleusa #FashionForAll and @youtube for making this possible. —– What I’m wearing: @aerie bralette @americaneagle jeans @ph5official bodysuit in the vid @tai_jewelry hoops —— And to clarify non of these pictures have been retouched or photoshopped! #aeriereal —— Free online screening tools to help identify eating disorders available @NEDA website. www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/screening-tool
The model breaks down a few photo-tricking cheats in her new video. It basically comes down to lighting, angle, and, of course, the pose.
“When you see that perfect photo, what really goes on behind the scenes is good lighting, good angle, good posing – it can completely change what your body looks like,” Lawrence says.
Iskra makes a living off of her looks and manipulating herself to look her best, so she knows what she’s talking about.
“I wanted to get super real and show you how drastically and instantly people can change how they look simply by posing, let alone good lighting, high quality cameras and photoshop!”
An advocate for body positivity, Lawrence ‘s message will hopefully make people who drool over her and other Instagram models’ photos feel a bit better knowing that their butts can look perky and their calves can pop too if they just jut their hip out more and stand on their tippy toes.