Supermodels untouched

If you clicked on this article hoping to read a damning treatise about what models really look like without the slap and the air-brushing, then prepare for some disappointment. In a new exhibition with work from Scott Trindle, some of the most famous current crop are pictured sans maquillage. And unfortunately, they look bloomin' gorgeous, just a little peaky. So bang goes our 'oh, it's all smoke and mirrors' theory...

Photographer Scott Trindle told Vogue,'It doesn't scare me that the images aren't retouched, it adds another layer of interest and intrigue. I'm as guilty of a slight polish in post as any, but having beautiful woman sit by a window doesn't fill me with unease. The fear that surrounds an un-retouched 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 its purity.'

He continued, 'I suppose there is a level of irony having supermodels like Natalia and Raquel traipse through a £5 carwash and a cloud of Angel's barbecued jerk fumes, and I can't deny buying some flowers on the odd occasion to lighten the setting.'

The photos have been released to mark the launch of new model agency Viva Model.

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