Fascinating to watch the story come to light over this past weekend's photo essay in the New York Times Magazine by Edgar Martins, which has resulted in this redaction
"Had the editors known that the photographs had been digitally manipulated, they would not have published the picture essay, which has been removed from NYTimes.com."
Another example of the efficiency of the net's hive mind. The photoshoppery was discovered by a reader in this thread on Metafilter
, and the ensuing gif-animations in which people essentially uncover how Martins photoshopped his images is worth the click, just as this interview below with the sharp-eyed reader is worth a listen.