This photo makes me kind of sad
why should it make you sad? experimentation with the human appearance is almost a human instinct and has existed for tens of thousands of years. only recently has it implied self-consciousness. it’s a cool illustration.
It’s not about experimentation anymore, though, it’s a gripping obsession, a maniacal fixation with looking, weighing, acting a certain way that’s consumed people and ruined their faith in their own attributes and abilities.