What they don't tell you about bodybuilding photoshoots 1 week ago

What they don't tell you about bodybuilding photoshoots

Does a photo tell the whole story?

Ben Carpenter had grown up wanting to be a fitness model. Reading copies of Men's Health and seeing the toned and muscular figures on the cover, he realised that this level of fitness was something he wanted to reach.

And he did just that, becoming a fitness model and working on bodybuilding photoshoots. But once there, Carpenter realised that this life and career he had dreamed about was not everything he imagined it would be.

He spoke to JOE about the first time he saw the finished photos from a shoot, in which he says the photographer used Photoshop to make him look 30 percent bigger, and why this level of manipulation is damaging to people's body image.