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Howard Schatz : Portraits of Models


Archives – August 30, 2022

By the time I or other photographers create commercial or editorial images of professional models, hair stylists and make-up artists have heightened their beauty to a degree that defies reality.
They are decorated and glamorized to appear other-worldly and adorned and embellished into impossible “creatures.”

I have been recently making portraits of models without any such enhancement. For this project I attempt to reveal these young women as they really are, to show them as they naturally appear in their real lives. I want to create portraits of reality without the fantasy produced by the “costume” fabricated by hair and make-up artists and stylists. The images in this project are made, essentially, of models who come to the studio “off the street” as if for a casting. There are no other artists present to enhance their natural beauty.

Howard Schatz

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