“The core of body image dissatisfaction  has been located within a descrepancy between the percieved self and the ideal self.”  (p.4)

Wykes, M. and Gunter, B. (2005). The Media and Body Image: If Looks Could Kill. London Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications.

Wykes and Gunter argue that it is something different that we see when we look in the mirror and we expect ourselves to look like what think is the ‘perfect body’ from the societal and cultural environment. I wanted to show this in the sense of the condition of anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder and how they think they see something different in the mirror to what they actually are. So , i used the idea of a red bull can in the mirror. The crushed can representing the anorexic body and the normal can as what they actually see themselves as. I also thought the red bull energy drink represents energy and the crushed can represents the energy being sucked out of the individual suffering with anorexia.


I took a number of images and then i used Photoshop to create the image as if it sees the wrong reflection.

Photoshopped Image:


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