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Posted by Stephan Moskovic | May 26th, 2011

Take away the airbrushing, the makeup team, the hair-stylists, the fancy clothes and what are you left with: just a model, a photographer and the power of an image. Viva London gets down to the nitty gritty, showing their superstars and fresh faces in unretouched portraits by Scott Trindle. Untouched, a refreshing exhibit, which opens tonight in London at Rochelle School of Art gives viewers an intimate look at girls like Natalia, Raquel, Edita and Kim Noorda. Trindle’s striking black and white photos are sure to get people talking. Take a look at our exclusive preview of the accompanying film and new never before seen images.
An exhibition to celebrate the launch of Viva London
Thursday May 26 2011m 6pm to 9pm
Rochelle School, Club Row, London E2 7ES

Photos and video: SCOTT TRINDLE

Creative Direction: PETER HUGHES, SATURDAY
Music: Bongo Song by Songamin

Special Thanks
Justine Fairgrieve and Dale Westgarth
at Relative Mo, Peter Hughes at Saturday
and Alex Fury

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72 Comments to “Untouched”

  1. oscar says:

    Love the images!! Especially Raquel, Sara and Taryn

  2. Great project! Loves it.

  3. Michael says:

    I think this is a great project, and the portraits are beautiful. Some people are clearly uncomfortable with seeing these girls in their natural state, but this is what they look like in their natural state. They are true beauties. People are so enraptured by the cold perfection of fashion photography, that these type of images are a jolt to the senses. So sad.

  4. dr s rakesh bharti says:


  5. Sal L says:

    Very well done. Best wishes and good fortune to Viva and all of their wonderful models. I cant get over all of the comments. Every one of the models featured in this production has something very special to offer. Its easy for some to see the potential of this team and not for others. I wish everyone of you an amazing future and hope you get to live all of your dreams! Sal

  6. Ana says:

    They look sad and tired.

  7. Yet Another NY Photographer says:

    Beautiful. Watch that Chloe!

  8. Lata Rada says:

    I loved the concept!
    Nice job!

  9. Gustavo says:

    Marie Sophie looks amazing even after all these years out of the spotlight.

  10. caitlin says:

    I find the sadness, tiredness, flatness, whatever, to be quite moving, it’s so much more real. These girls probably do feel tired, flat or nervous or upset at some point and so do we all. Yes they do look self conscious on the video but anyone who has ever had a camera pointed at them knows how hard it is not to be. Besides, it is their job to be aware of how they look, their facials e.t.c. I think this is a great project and they all look amazing

  11. Stacey says:

    I find it very heartwarming to finaaly see
    a real picture that can truly touch my heart
    i like that they can still show their inner beauty.

  12. Rachel says:

    This is stunning. People complaining they look ‘ugly’, that their skin is spotty, or any other silly shallow things are completely missing the point of the exhibition. It’s called ‘unretouched’ for a reason! These are the real women behind the make up, the photoshop. What you see is what you get. I love it!

  13. dylan says:

    I love it!!!!! woman are beautiful without make-up and all these woman are gorgeous>>>>> F£@KN GREAT IDEA>>>

  14. Rubiii says:

    I LUV IT!!!!!

  15. HH says:

    I found the video to be more interesting than the pictures…to see the motion making me noticing details in a person that makes her beautiful.however I wanted to like them ALL,I only like a few.Only truly beautiful girls looks stunning without make up.The others,I’m afraid to say they are like women out there with average looks.And we all know not everyone born with a photogenic face.I think it’s the truth that women has to accept and no,it’s not a bad thing!No offence to anyone though

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  17. martha says:

    I think it’s refreshing to see them in their real and raw state, it should (hopefully) send out a positive message that beauty does not have to equal layers of make up and retouching.
    I do agree though that the light is a bit unflattering.

  18. Gu says:

    I love women but have never been a fan of makeup.

    It pains me to see them cover up in chemicals for reasons men may never know.

    But untouched? Not quite.

    Shooting in black and white (or digital conversion) somewhat adds a façade to the subjects, and covers up certain blemishes.

    If you are bold enough, try shoot and show in colour.

    The idea is refreshing not because it is new, but because the revival of how it began after such a long time of neglect.

    Remember, norm does not represent the truth.

  19. Gabor says:

    I love the idea and adore the girls’ natural look but I can’t agree with some people who criticise the post production which is always one of the most important part of photography even we retouch our pictures in the darkroom with razor, sponge and ink. Post production happens in Polaroid cameras using instant chemical processes. Nowadays we use curves and blur the picture to get same, polaroid-look-alike result.
    And strong retouch is the expectation of our era: the cosmetic developers’ products need to be seemed flawless as everyday woman wants see herself in the mirror.
    It is not the retouchers’ or photographers’ fault neither the business’ – it is the answer to the market’s assumption.

    As a beginner photographer, without name and reputation, I should not say anything but I agree with ‘Dr No’ and ‘adia’: I have seen better, unedited ‘documentary-like’ photos with better lighting, could have been shot on B/W roll and showed the models personality and soul with better directing.

    Maybe I am just jealous;)

    (sorry for my English)

  20. Wow!
    I do the same since 3 years, look here:


  21. Hybisae says:

    beauty!love it

  22. Hybisae says:

    nature is good

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