Friday, May 27, 2011

Untouched

Models from the past, present and future, team up with photographer Scott Trindle for an exhibition of portraits to mark the opening of Viva Model Management's London office. The exhibition currently showing at the Rochelle School of Art in London, features Viva's superstar models and budding hopefuls in a series of paired-back, black and white portraits. The exhibit entitled "Untouched" takes the audience up-close-and-personal with established names including Natalia Vodianova, Kristy Hume, Raquel Zimmerman, Edita Vilkevicuite, and relative newcomers, Codie Young, Jessica Clarke and Emily Baker, amongst others, in a series of untouched images. With minimal make-up and styling, the uniqueness and natural beauty of each model is magnified ten-fold. 

Jessica Clarke

Raquel Zimmerman

Edita Vilkevicuite

Saskia de Brauw

Natalia Vodianova

Kristy Hume
Above images courtesy of fashionologie.com

In an interview with vogue.com, Trindle asserts that "It doesn't scare me that the images aren't retouched, it adds another layer of interest and intrigue... The fear that surrounds an untouched image is quite amazing - and again I'm no martyr. So much can be adapted in post, and so I suppose the main benefit is purity." Viva's director Natalie Hand adds that "His images stood out because it is just so interesting to see the girls like that: he shot them with no additional hair, make-up and styling. They were shot exactly as they were in person, exactly how they were when they walked through his door. And they looked really beautiful. The blemishes added to their charm. And you could definitely learn something about the model's real character from the pictures."

Amanda Norgaard & Emily Baker

Kirsi Pyrhonen & Maryna Linchuk

Linn Arvidsson & Carla Gebhart

Ping Hue & Rosie Tupper

Laura Blokhina & Taryn Davidson

Kelli Lumi & Emily

Ileana B & Codie Young
Photographer - Scott Trindle
Paired images courtesy of models.com

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