As many of you know, Parker J. Pfister is a world renowned wedding photographer and a graduate of McClain High School. He also just did one heck of a good job demonstrating what goes into fashion photography to a group of troubled teenage girls on a cable network show titled Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back. Episode 16, which aired on November 30, 2011 featured Parker (Jason) doing a photo shoot of the girls and then demonstrating the computer magic used to turn their photos into blemish free, magazine ready, examples.
The point was to show that the perfection we all witness in countless fashion and fan magazines is not natural or normal. These photos are the creations of a photographer and teams of graphic artists who spend hours making each impression “picture” perfect. The Jason Pfister I had as a student and have remained friends with over the years was the one I saw on my TV, full of energy and a love for his art and his subjects. It was wonderful to watch him melt the reluctance of those girls and give their egos a major boost. I checked online and it seems the episode can be watched online at a website called TVLinks…click HERE.