This series is not a replication of Peter Lindbergh’s famed minimal re-touch and make up approach,
but serves more as a beacon of my appreciation and respect to what he has achieved over the years.
“Peter Lindbergh was on my dream list of people to meet, and this series of portraits
fuelled by his inspirational energy serves as a replacement in his absence
For this series of images I utilised my favourite very close single light set up and shooting in
the studio meant I could create a controlled shadowed environment and precisely place highlights.”
Image of Peter © Stefan Rappo
THE “UNTOUCHED” COLLECTIVE
“We live in a time of Snapchat and Instagram filters that blur our vision of reality.
Its refreshing to be a part of image creation that depicts a real honest moment in time.
“The experience was a good and unexpected one, I don’t like to be on camera but I felt at ease.
Having un-retouched images is important because it’s raw and show the reality of people,
we have flaws but they make us unique”.
“I LOVE the idea of an un-touched image. It’s honest. Authentic. Very human.
It bypasses any attempt to win people over with gloss and instead focuses on what makes the subject themselves.
Their humanity in all its glory and flaws”.
There is so much more to s strong portrait than just the “Point and shoot”
meticulous detail and a brave step towards “Untouched” attracted me to this project.