Nicholas Routzen

A second look at the Routzen Renn controversy

There has been a lot of back and forth regarding the Nicholas Routzen Fashion for Passion photos of plus-size model Crystal Renn. Routzen has just posted a response on his blog. I decided to do one better and show the photographs over each other, as to get a better idea exactly what Routzen chose to "modify." While shooting down with a wide angle lens will slim the lower half, there is also some liquify there as well as on her face, waist, and arm.

I think Routzen is amazing photographer. Don't judge him on the Fashion for Passion stuff. His book is awesome! I just think he didn't understand what Crystal Renn means to the plus-size industry/community. This is classic case of an artist not having a handle on the cultural relevance necessary to do meaningful work.